WELCOME TO THE HIA GATEWAY
The HIA Gateway has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (West Midlands) but remains a national and international service (see below for more details).
PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health, England. The HIA Gateway provides access to resources and information on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for those new to HIA, practitioners of HIA and those wishing to commission HIAs or some other Impact Assessment process (i.e. Integrated Impact Assessment, Mental Well-being Impact Assessment and health-related Strategic Environmental Assessment).
Ever attempt has been made to address the issue of copyright but if you are concerned that copyright has been infringed on any of your material please contact the
HIA Gateway. The HIA Gateway email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some Recent Additions
Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART), WHO
Urban HEART is a user-friendly guide for local and national officials to identify health inequities and plan actions to reduce them. Using evidence from WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health, Urban HEART encourages policy-makers to develop a holistic approach in tackling health equity. WHO 2008.
Fracking Bibliography (November 2013)
Fracking Bibliography produced by the European Centre for Environment and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healty Energy (PSE). Published November 2013.
Food expenditure and nutritional quality over the Great Recession
Briefing note which documents how the food purchases of households in the UK have changed over this period of recession and food price rises. They followed the same households over time, which allowed them to control for fixed differences in households’ food purchasing behaviour. Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2013.
English Road Safety Comparison profiles
This website provides information on road traffic accidents that is easily accessible in a straightforward way, so that you can form your own assessment of what’s happening in your locality. This includes local authority profiles and comparisons and accident maps. Department for Transport, 2013.
Linking Transport, Health and Wellbeing
This note is a summary of a high-level impact seminar which was organised by University College London (UCL) in collaboration with the Department for Transport (DfT), in September 2013. This seminar presented recent academic research and considered its relevance for current policy debates. UCL, 2013.
Public Health and Landscape. Creating healthy places
Based on an overview of the available evidence, the Landscape Institute sets out five principles that capture the positive links between landscape and health. Some 22 projects then show how these principles can be applied. Landscape Institute, 2013.
Conferences and Events in 2013
Effectiveness of HIA in New Zealand and Australia, 13 December, Sydney (webinar available)
Attend or use webinar facility for the launch of a report from Andrew Dannenberg on the Effectiveness of HIA drawing on HIA studies from around the world. Organised by Centre for Health Equity Training, Research, and Evaluation. Contact Heike Schutze to register.
Public Art, Cultural Well-Being, NPPF events, 4th, 25th November, 9th December, London, Wakefield & Birmingham
A series of free events exploring the relationship between public art and inclusion of cultural wellbeing in the National Planning and Policy Framework.
Does a Health in All Policies approach improve health, well-being and equity?, 10 December 2013, Adelaide
Organised by the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity Research Forum at which the emerging findings from research will be presented and the current international context of HiAP will be discussed. Key speakers will be Professor Fran Baum, Professor Ilona Kickbusch and Professor Jennie Popay. RSVP to Patricia Lamb.
For more events and courses, see Networks & Events.
Conferences and Events in 2014
Improving health and well-being - public health programmes, integration and next steps for policy, 22nd January 2014, Cardiff
Organised by Policy Forum for Wales ahead the potential release of the Public Health White Paper entering the National Assembly in 2014. keynote addresses from Professor Mark Drakeford, Dr Karen Fitzgerald, Sarah Rochira, and Professor Jean White.
ESRC Modelling on the Move: cycling & transport, 22nd January 2014, London
Our final event will cover cycling and transport modelling, with a particular focus on user and stakeholder input. It will be held in collaboration with the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy forum.
11th International Conference on Urban Health, 4-7th March 2014, Manchester
The University of Manchester is pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission are now open for the 11th International Conference on Urban Health. The 3 days will consist of a wide range of plenary lectures by world renowned guest speakers. Deadline for abstract submission is 15th November 2013. Register at the ICUH website, early bird rates extended until 15th December 2013.
IAIA14 Impact Assessment for Social and Economic Development, Chile, 8-11 April 2014
The IAIA14 will look at the role of the various instruments of impact assessment on the promotion of social and economic development, considering the importance of the assessment process itself as well as its results. Abstract submission opens October 2013.
Transport, Health and Environment, Paris, 14-16th April 2014
LARIA Annual Conference, 13-14th May 2014, University of Warwick
LARIA’s 40th anniversary Annual Conference will focus on how local research makes a difference. They are now looking for keynote speakers, workshops and posters. Submit ideas to LARIA by Monday 18th November 2013.
If you register with the HIA Gateway you will get a monthly email listing all the resources added to the site over the previous month. This will cover reports, guides, tools, links, evidence, events, training courses and more.
57 new references added to the HIA Bibliography of published papers on HIA, MWIA and SEA since April 2013.
HIA Training Courses in 2013
MWIA Facilitators’ Programme: Training: London 20 Sept, 8 & 29 Oct & Leeds 19 Nov 2013, 4th Dec & 22 Jan 2014
This MWIA training will be of interest to those working on Health and Wellbeing such as: those who apply for grants and funding streams; Front line workers who want to understand the wellbeing impacts the service; Commissioners of services; Managers with a responsibility for health and well-being; and anyone with an interest in promoting and protecting mental
well-being.Contact Caro Swan
for further details.
HIA training with IMPACT: 16-20th June; 10-14th November, Liverpool 2014
The Courses is organised by IMPACT and are aimed at all those whose current and future work is likely to require an understanding of the theory and practice of health impact assessment. The course is for both commissioners, practitioners and those wishing to undertake HIAs. Early bird registration rates are available. Contact IMPACT or by telephone +44(0)151-794 5004 for more information.
If you are running any HIA Training Courses or courses relating to aspects of HIA and would like to have them advertised here, please send details to the HIA Gateway .
Online HIA Training Courses or related resources
Health economic assessment tools (HEAT) for walking and cycling: online training dates
New dates for WHO/HEAT online training sessions for walking and cycling: 4th September, 3rd and 30th October, 22nd November, and 17th December 2013. Contact the HEAT website
to book a place.
A free online resource developed by the National Heart Forum and funded by the Department of Health (2011). See Guides for more information.
HIA for planners
Online course on HIA developed and funded by the University of the West of England (2011).See Training courses for more information.
E-learning course: Health in SEA
Free online course on health in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Developed by the West Midlands Public Health Observatory and funded by the Department of Health (2010). See Training courses for more information.
HIA of mining projects
The course is free but donations are encouraged. Developed at the WHO-PAHO Collaborating Center on Environmental and Occupational HIA and Surveillance at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ), Canada and funded by Health Canada (2009). See Training courses for more information.
Introduction to HIA
A free interactive e-learning course by NHS Health Scotland (2007), an excellent short introduction to HIA. See Training courses for more information.
Built Environment & Public Health Online Curriculum.
A US developed educational curriculum and website providing a critical overview of the built environment and related public health topics. This can be taught as individual modules, integrated into existing courses or studied as a complete course.
Want to join in the discussions on HIA?
Join the HIANET email discussion group - the international HIA mailing list for the methodological and practical advancement of HIA in the development of healthy public policies, projects and programmes. To join go to jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=HIANET
and follow the instructions. If you wish to post anything please use: . Membership of the list will be processed/approved by IMPACT. If you have any problems please contact Andy Pennington
Want to join the Health and Planning Discussion Group (RTPI)?
The Royal Town Planning Association (RTPI) have a Health and Planning Linkedin Discussion Group (to replace the former Healthy Communities Group) to promote and improve dialogue between professionals of the planning and health communities, publicise events, and improve the RTPI’s understanding of health and planning issues to enable better informed responses to Government consultations. The group is open to anyone with an interest in planning and health issues. You can apply to join via the health topic page on the RTPI website
Want to join an online forum and resource for MWIA?
Go to the Local Government Association run, “Knowledge Hub”
and register with the site to access the Mental Well-being Impact Assessment Group. This is a place for to: learn about MWIA; discover what MWIAs are taking place in various settings and localities; build and share the knowledge and evidence base for MWIA; debate how to measure mental well-being; improve the impact and quality of MWIAs; and for MWIA practitioners to network and share experiences.
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Have you completed any HIA, SEA, IIA or MWIA reports, written any good guides or developed any tools for HIA or other Impact Assessments?
If so please share them with the HIA community by sending them to the HIA gateway .