Health Impact Assessment: Concepts, theory, techniques and applications by John Kemm

Health Impact Assessment: Concepts, theory, techniques and applications

EditorJohn Kemm, Jayne Parry, Stephen Palmer

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Health effects are often overlooked when planning development projects ranging from new runways at major airport sites to developing water supply systems to improve sanitation. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is the assessment of the health effects, positive or negative, of a project,programme, or policy. It is therefore concerned with the health of populations and attempts to predict the future consequences for health of decisions which have not yet been implemented. HIA is a new and growing field with numerous schools of thought and areas of controversy. This book is the first to give a comprehensive overview of the concepts, theory, techniques and applications of HIA to aid all those preparing projects or carrying out assessments. It draws on examples and thinking from many different disciplines and many parts of the world. It identifies the areasof agreement and the questions remaining unanswered. It maps a confused field and signposts possible directions for future progress. HIA is intended to help decision makers in all areas foresee the consequences of their decisions, to ensure the consequences are considered and reduce the risk of population health being damaged through some indirect and unintended consequence of a decision. This book is a practical handbook for those preparing the assessments be they epidemiologists, environmentalists, health economists or public health specialists as well as serving as a conceptual guide for policy makers, decision makers and planners at national and international level. This bookwill serve both as a reference for the established HIA practitioner and as an introduction for the novice.

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John Kemm is an Honarary Senior Lecturer, Health Impact Assessment Research Unit, University of Birmingham, UK. Jayne Parry is a Director, Health Impact Assessment Research Unit, University of Birmingham, UK. Stephen Palmer is in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Wales Medical School.
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Title:Health Impact Assessment: Concepts, theory, techniques and applicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:April 14, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

John Kemm, Jayne Parry and Stephen Palmer: Preface1. John Kemm and Jayne Parry: What is HIA? Introduction and overview2. John Kemm and Jayne Parry: The development of HIA3. Johan P Mackenbach, J Lennert Veerman, Jan JM Barendregt and Anton E Kunst: Health inequalities and HIA4. Stephen Palmer: Causal mechanisms for HIA: learning from epidemiology5. Juhani Lehto: The contribution of the social sciences to HIA6. Mark McCarthy and Martin Utley: Quantitative approaches to HIA7. Mark Petticrew, Sally Macintyre and Hilary Thomson: Evidence and HIA8. Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams and Ben Rolfe: The role of lay knowledge in HIA9. Jennifer Mindell, Mike Joffe and Erica Ison: Planning an HIA10. Kate Ardern: HIA: a practitioners view11. Erica Ison: Rapid appraisal techniques12. Alan Bond: Lessons from EIA13. Maurice B. Mittelmark, Doris E. Gillis and Bridget Hsu Hage: Community development: the role of HIA14. Anna Ritsatakis: HIA at the international policy making level15. Reiner Banken: HIA of policy in Canada16. Ernst W Roscam Abbing: HIA and national policy in the Netherlands17. Margaret Douglas, Jill Muirie: HIA in Scotland18. Ceri Breeze: The experience of HIA in Wales19. Karin Berensson: HIA at the local level in Sweden20. John Wright: HIA in Australia21. Caron Bowen: HIA and policy development in London: using HIA as a tool to integrate health considerations into strategy22. Sue Milner: Using HIA in local government23. Rainer Fehr, Odile Mekel and Rudolf Welteke: HIA: the German perspective24. Brigit A.M. Staatsen, Erik Lebret, Ellis A.M. Franssen, Carla M.A.G. van Wiechen and Danny Houthuijs: HIA in Schiphol airport25. Muna I. Abdel Aziz, John Radford, John McCabe: The Finningley Airport HIA: A Case Study26. Ruth Barnes: HIA and urban regeneration: the Ferrier Estate, England27. Roy E Kwiatkowski: Impact assessment in Canada: an evolutionary process28. Ian Matthews: HIA and waste disposal29. Donald M Campbell: HIA and fears of toxicity: health risk assessment of a control programme for the white-spotted tussock moth in New Zealand30. Alex Hirschfield: The HIA of crime prevention31. Jonathan Mathers and Jayne Parry: Expanding the number of places for medical student training in England: an assessment of the impacts32. Martin Birley: HIA in developing countries33. Karen Lock and Mojca Gabrijelcic-Blenkus: HIA of agricultural and food policies34. John Kemm: HIA and the National Alcohol Strategy for England35. Carlos Dora: HIA in SEA and its application to policy in Europe36. Jayne Parry and John Kemm: Future directions for HIA