Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) are an evolving and important tool for analyzing how policies, programs or community projects may affect health. HIAs are a bit like Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). While the EIA works to determine environmental effects of a given project, the HIA is designed to anticipate the impact on individual and community health.
To date, Arizona HIAs have addressed issues such as affordable housing redevelopment, parks and open space, and transportation options.
In the U.S., Arizona has become a leader in this discipline. With 20 HIAs either completed or currently in progress, now is a great time to step back and reflect on what we now know. Lessons Learned from Arizona: Promising Practices for Health Impact Assessments captures insights from Arizona’s HIA practitioners.
Learn more from Arizona’s practitioners and the report’s author by watching the webinar recording below.