Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

Paperback | December 21, 2012

byJohn Kemm

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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process which helps decision making by predicting the consequences for health of choosing different options in terms of policies, plans, and projects. There is growing interest among health professionals, planners and politicians in using HIA to helpsafeguard and improve the health of populations and reduce health inequalities. Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress explores the past development of HIA, its current practice and possible future. Written in two parts, the first section by John Kemm provides an overview describing the various ways in which an HIA can be done.Highly practical in emphasis, it describes how HIA can be applied in different contexts to meet the needs of different decision makers and answer a variety of questions. It deals not only with the many good reasons for using HIA but also critically examines the weaknesses of current practice. The second part consists of chapters written by authors practising HIA from different countries throughout the world, demonstrating the various pressures and legislative frameworks that have shaped the evolution of HIA. Illustrating the range of views about the reasons for doing HIA and how itshould be done, and revealing how the practice of HIA has been adapted to suit different cultures and help decision making in varying situations.

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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process which helps decision making by predicting the consequences for health of choosing different options in terms of policies, plans, and projects. There is growing interest among health professionals, planners and politicians in using HIA to helpsafeguard and improve the health of populations and...

John Kemm has recently retired as director of the West Midlands Public Health Observatory and now directs JK Public Health Consulting, a public health consultancy. He has had 35 years of experience working in public health and for the NHS. Prior to this he has been Deputy Regional Director of Public Health for the West Midlands, Direct...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 21, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1John Kemm: 1. Origins and outline of Health Impact Assessment2. Screening and scoping3. Quantitative assessment4. Qualitative assessment -lay and civic knowledge5. Recommendations and reports6. Values and ethics of Health Impact Assessment7. Evaluation and Quality assurance of Health Impact Assessment8. Health Impact Assessment of policy9. Health in other impact assessments10. Application of Health Impact Assessment to various topics11. Making Health Impact Assessment happenPart 212. Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams, Chloe Chadderton and Liz Green: Devolution, evolution and expectation: Health Impact Assessment in Wales13. Margaret Douglas and Martin Higgins: Health Impact Assessment in Scotland14. Owen Metcalfe, Teresa Laverty and Clair Higgins: Health Impact Assessment in the Island of Ireland15. Lea den Broeder and Brigit Staatsen: Health Impact Assessment in Netherlands16. Elena Aldosoro, Artundo Carlos and Ana Rivadeneyra: Health Impact Assessment in Spain17. Rainer Fehr and Odile Mekel: Health Impact Assessment in Germany18. Marie Louise Bistrup and Henrik Bronnum-Hansen: Health Impact Assessment in Denmark19. Jean Simos and Nicola Cantoreggi: Health Impact Assessment in Switzerland20. Jean Simos and Nicolas Prisse: Health Impact Assessment in France21. Liliana Cori and Fabrizio Bianchi: Health Impact Assessment in Italy22. Gabriel Gulis: Health Impact Assessment in new member states and accession countries of EU23. Andrew Dannenberg and Aaron Wernham: Health Impact Assessment in United States24. Louise St-Pierre and Anika Mendell: Health Impact Assessment in Canada25. Ben Harris-Roxas, Patrick Harris, Marilyn Wise, Fiona Haigh, Harrison Ng Chok and Elizabeth Harris: Health Impact Assessment in Australia26. Siriwan Chandanachulaka: Development of Health Impact Assessment in Thailand27. Yoshihisa Fujino: Health Impact Assessment in Japan28. Eunjeong Kang: Health Impact Assessment in Korea29. Gary Krieger, Burton Singer, Mirko Winkler, Mark Divall and Marcel Tanner: Health Impact Assessment in developing countries30. Kwaku Poko Asante and Seth Owusu-Agyei: Health Impact Assessment in Ghana31. Carlos Dora: A perspective on Health Impact Assessment, global health and the role of WHO