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Health Impact Project

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Health Impact Project

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Lesa Rair Senior Associate, Communications Tel: 202-540-6442
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Project Focus:

The most urgent health problems facing our nation -- such as obesity, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and injuries -- are shaped by conditions in the places where we live and work. To stem the rising tide of chronic disease and create safe, thriving communities, we need to take health into account when making the policies and decisions that shape the world outside the hospital.

Health impact assessment (HIA) provides an avenue to do just that. HIA is a type of study that helps identify and address the health impacts of policies and decisions in non-health sectors, such as building a major roadway, planning a city’s growth, or developing agricultural policy. An HIA includes practical strategies to enhance their health benefits and minimize adverse effects. A strong HIA acknowledges the trade-offs and potential costs and benefits of various options.

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative dedicated to promoting the use of health impact assessment (HIA) in the United States.

For more information, please visit www.healthimpactproject.org.

Kaiser Permanente Funding Will Support Sustainable HIA Program in Denver

Kaiser Permanente Funding Will Support Sustainable HIA Program in Denver In the News

Kaiser Permanente Colorado will support one health impact assessment (HIA) program grant, of up to $250,000, in the Denver metropolitan region.

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New Grants Include HIA for Placer County Biomass Facility

New Grants Include HIA for Placer County Biomass Facility Press Release

The Health Impact Project announces the awardees of 15 new grants, including an HIA for the proposed Cabin Creek Biomass Energy to help minimize risk of forest fires.

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