GWG on Health Impact Assessment

Health impact assessment (HIA) is a methodology and a process for assessing the potential impacts (positive, negative, intended and unintended) of proposed policies, projects or programmes on the health of communities and/or populations. A HIA results in recommendations for changes in those policies, projects or programmes to strengthen the positive effects on health and to reduce avoidable or unfair impacts and the distribution of these.

 

Mission

To support the development of HIA as an approach, practice and process. The mission of the GWG is to assist health and other sectors, and communities to influence public policy, projects or programmes to create social, economic and environmental conditions for health and health equity.

 

Aims

  • To facilitate the development of, and communicate, theory, policy and practice-derived evidence of the design, application and effectiveness of health impact assessment at international and national levels;

  • To develop an evidence base for appropriate methodologies to use in the identification step (data collection) of HIAs;

  • To enable discussion, debate and shared learning among researchers, practitioners, policy makers and communities engaged in health (and other forms of) impact assessment in order to develop a research/practice/policy agenda for advancing HIA

  • To encourage collaboration among researchers, practitioners, policy makers and communities to build the theory and evidence base informing the practice of health impact assessment; and

  • To collaborate with policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and communities to ensure that health impact assessment (and related, relevant forms of impact assessment) contributes to reducing (and eliminating) inequities in health.

 

Name and Country

Affiliation

Email

Lea den Broeder, MA MPH, The Netherlands

Adviseur Integraal Gezondheidsbeleid, RIVM

Lector (i.o.) Omgeving en Gezondheid, Hogeschool van Amsterdam DBSV

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Ben Cave, United Kingdom

Ben Cave Associates Ltd

Leeds Innovation Centre 

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Thierno Diallo, Canada

Chair of the Global Working Group

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

Institut national de santé publique du Québec 

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Fiona Haigh, Australia

Deputy Director

Centre for Health Equity Training Research & Evaluation (CHETRE), UNSW Australia

 www.hiaconnect.edu.au  

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Ben Harris-Roxas, Australia

Director

South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH), UNSW Australia

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David Houeto, MD, MSc, PhD. Benin

Coordinator              

Master in Health Promotion Program

School of Public Health

University of Parakou, Benin 

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Françoise Jabot (MD, MSc, PhD), France

 

Département Sciences humaines et sociales et des comportements de santé

Ecole des hautes études en santé publique, Rennes

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Thierry Lang, France

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3     

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Odile Mekel, Germany

 

NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW)

Head Division Health Data and Assessments, Health Care System

Office, Bielefeld

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Marilyn Rice,

United-States

CEO

Marilyn E Rice Consulting International, LLC (merci)

www.marilynrice.com  

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Ana Rivadeneyra Sicilia, Spain

 

Institut de Santé Publique, d'Epidémiologie et de Développement - ISPED

Université de Bordeaux

www.isped.u-bordeaux.fr

Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública

 CREIS - www.creis.es 

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Anne Roué Le Gall, PhD, France

 

DSET & GS - Département Santé-Environnement-

Travail et Génie Sanitaire

EHESP, Rennes 

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Candace Rutt, PhD, United States

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Atlanta

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Louise Signal, New Zealand

Associate Professor Louise Signal

Director, HePPRU: Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit & HIA Research Unit

Regional Director, International Union of Health Promotion and Education

University of Otago, Wellington

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Jean Simos, Switzerland

Dr ès sc. EPFL, Professeur invité Université de Liège (2011-2017)

Professeur invité Université Paris-Dauphine (2015)

Responsable GRES - Groupe de recherche en environnement et santé

Institut de santé globale - Faculté de médecine

Université de Genève

Campus Biotech

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Louise St-Pierre, Canada

INSPQ

CCNPPS

Institut national de Santé publique du Québec 

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Carmel Williams, Australia

Manager

Strategic Partnerships

Public Health Partnerships Branch

System Performance and Service Delivery

Department of Health and Ageing

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Marilyn Wise, Australia

Associate Professor

UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity

Faculty of Medicine

www.cphce.unsw.edu.au 

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Linked to the Global Working Group, a francophone sub-group aims at enabling practitioners and researchers from francophone countries to exchange on the topics and issues put on the agenda of the Global Working Group in the light of francophone cultural contexts. The outcomes of these exchanges are reported to the entire Global Working Group by one member of the sub-group.

 

Membres de la branche francophone du Groupe de travail mondial sur l’Évaluation de l'Impact sur la Santé de l’UIPES:

Nom et Pays

Organisation

Courriel

Evelyne Jean-Gilles, France

Agence Régionale de Santé d’Ile de France

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Joséphine Tamarit, France

Agence Régionale de Santé Grande Aquitaine

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Emile Tremblay, Canada

Vice-président de la branche francophone

Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie et Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec

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Lucie Anzivino, France

Observatoire régional de santé Rhône-Alpes

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Muriel Dubreuil, France

Observatoire régional de santé d’Ile de France

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Françoise Jabot, France

Présidente de la branche francophone

Département Sciences humaines et sociales - EHESP

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Anne Roué Le Gall, France

Département Santé-Environnement-

Travail et Génie Sanitaire - EHESP

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Ana Rivadeneyra, France

Institut de Santé Publique, d'Epidémiologie et de Développement - ISPED

Université de Bordeaux

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Jean Simos, Suisse

Institut de Santé Globale – Université de Genève

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Thierno Diallo, Canada

Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé - CCNPPS

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Geneviève Lapointe, Canada

Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec

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Louise St-Pierre, Canada

Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé - CCNPPS

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Alexandre Lebel, Canada

École supérieure d’aménagement du territoire et de développement régional – ÉSAD, Université Laval

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  • Supporting the establishment and development of the francophone GWG on HIA sub-group and provision of practical support and technical advice;

  • Developing a workshop for next IUHPE conference on integrating HIA into health promotion training and practice;

  • Investigating the development of new user-friendly rapid HIA tools;

  • Investigating the  consideration of health equity in HIA;

  • Maintaining the IUHPE online repository of best practices in HIA and resources.

 

News

  • New Free Online Course on Health Impact assessment, step by step, of the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), with the active participation of the Chair of the IUHPE GWG on HIA, Thierno Diallo. To learn more and register, visit: http://www.ncchpp.ca/HIA. Registration opens on April 2019.

  • Nouvelle formation en ligne gratuite sur l'Évaluation d'impact sur la santé, étape par étape du Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé (CCNPPS), avec la participation active du Président du Groupe de travail sur l’EIS de l’UIPES, Thierno Diallo. Pour en savoir davantage et vous inscrire, visitez: http://www.ccnpps.ca/eis. Inscriptions ouvertes à partir d'avril 2019.

 

IUHPE Position paper on Health Impact Assessment (2017). 

This document provides information to guide the IUHPE Executive Board and membership as they take action to enhance the effectiveness of policies, plans, and projects intended to improve the health of populations and to advance health equity. The paper defines HIA and describes its uses in promoting health and advancing health equity, including links with other forms of impact assessment.

It is available here in English. Translations and summary will soon follow.

 

The special issue on Health Impact Assessment published in June 2017 in Global Health Promotion. You can access all articles here.

 

Compte-rendu de la session Evaluation d’impact sur la santé: opportunités et défis pour l’action en promotion de la santé (2015).

 

Health Impact Assessment (HIA): a tool for public decision-making towards healthy, sustainable and equitable choices (2012)

IUHPE guiding principles and recommendations for the implementation of Health Impact Assessments at the local level. The document is available in English and French.

 

Canterbury Health in All Policies Partnership (CHIAPP)

Information Sheet 2: Background Information on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) (March, 2012). The document is available in english here