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Sep 18, 2013

Health Impact Assessment Grants Awarded to Make Health a Routine Part of Decision-Making

The Health Impact Project announced seven grants to help bring health considerations into public policy decisions on transportation, education, housing, and other sectors of the economy and U.S. society.

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Apr 2, 2013

New Projects Bringing Health Considerations into Education, Energy Policy, and Other Decisions

The Health Impact Project announced eight new grant recipients that will receive funding to conduct health impact assessments, or HIAs. The projects will bring health considerations into upcoming decisions on topics including education, sanitation infrastructure, and energy. The grantees were selected based on their response to a national call for proposals.

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Mar 5, 2013

Funding Available in Minnesota to Identify Health Opportunities, Risks of Upcoming Decisions

The Health Impact Project announces a request for proposals (RFP) that will fund three grants of up to $100,000 each to identify and address potential health impacts of an upcoming decision in each of their communities or state through the use of health impact assessments (HIA).

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Jan 23, 2013

Training Available In Minnesota To Build Healthier Communities Through Health Impact Assessment

Minnesota organizations are invited to participate in an in-person training to learn about health impact assessments (HIAs). An HIA can help improve the well-being of local communities by incorporating health into decisions in other sectors.

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Jul 9, 2012

Funding Available to Bring Health Into Decision in Non-Health Sectors

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, announced a call for proposals for grants to conduct health impact assessments (HIAs). HIAs identify and address the health impacts of decisions in other sectors, such as planning roads, passing agriculture legislation, or siting schools.

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Mar 5, 2012

Grants Awarded to Help Build Health into Decisions on Energy, Housing, Agriculture, and Other Areas

"The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, announced the awardees of 15 new grants today. Selected following a nationwide call for proposals, the grantees will conduct health impact assessments (HIAs), a type of study that looks at potential health impacts of policies and projects in other sectors."

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Jan 5, 2012

Twin Cities Light Rail Project Presents Both Opportunities And Risks, According To Health Impact Assessment

The rezoning around a planned light rail line in the Twin Cities would create both opportunities and potential risks for the health of the people in the communities it would pass through, according to a health impact assessment (HIA) released today by PolicyLink, TakeAction Minnesota, and ISAIAH, a nonprofit coalition of 90 congregations of various faiths in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Cloud region. The HIA was made possible through a grant by the Health Impact Project, which is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Nov 7, 2011

Health Impact Project Receives Funding From The Kresge Foundation to Make Health a Factor in Housing-Sector Decisions

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, announced today that The Kresge Foundation will support two health impact assessments (HIAs) to inform decisions in the housing sector.

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Sep 26, 2011

Health Impact Project Receives Funding from the California Endowment to Help Build Healthier Communities

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced that The California Endowment will support up to two health impact assessment (HIA) demonstrations in California. The Health Impact Project’s work to promote the use of HIAs around the country closely aligns with the Endowment’s efforts to improve community health in California.

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Aug 15, 2011

New Program Will Make HIA More Routine Part of Local Health Departments' Work

The Health Impact Project and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced today a request for applications from  local health departments to participate in the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Mentorship Project.

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May 12, 2011

Oregon Farm to School Bill Would Benefit Health Through Job Creation, Study Finds

A bill in Oregon that would provide incentives to deliver fresh local food to schools would improve the health of the state’s residents and, at the same time, create hundreds of new farm-industry jobs over a five- to 10-year period, according to a study released by Upstream Public Health in Portland.

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Mar 15, 2011

Grants Available to Build Healthier Communities Through Informed Decision Making

Today, the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood  Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, announced a call for proposals for grants to conduct health impact assessments (HIA).

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Oct 20, 2010

Landmark Studies on Transit, Energy and Nutrition Policies are Focus of New Grants

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced nearly $400,000 in grants to four organizations to conduct health impact assessments (HIAs). The assessments will identify and address potential and often overlooked health implications of policy proposals including farm-to-school food legislation, energy development, smart-metering technology for electric utilities and urban transportation plans.

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Jun 8, 2010

RWJF and Pew Award Six Grants to Examine the Impact of Policy on People’s Health

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced more than $1 million in grants to six projects that will conduct health impact assessments at the state and local levels.

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Oct 20, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts Launch National Initiative to Advance Policies that Promote Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) today announced the launch of the Health Impact Project, a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policy makers. 

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