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Tools to assess health impacts of land-use policies and programs : an introduction to health impact assessment and evaluation for land-use agencies
  • Published Date:
    Sep-08
  • Source:
    Healthy community design fact sheet series
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 768.57 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Environmental Health (U.S.). Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services.
  • Description:
    Health impact assessment -- Why assess land-use decision outcomes? -- Common health outcomes of land-use decisions.

    Land-use agencies such as local, state, and national parks and natural resource departments play a key role in determining how public lands are designed and utilized. The decisions these organizations make can affect the mental, physical, and social well-being of the communities they serve. By predicting or monitoring the health outcomes related to individual land-use decisions, agencies help to improve the health of their communities. The analyses conducted can provide decision-makers with valuable information regarding the interaction between a specific program, project, or policy and its effect on public health.

    Land-use agencies can examine the health outcomes of their actions using two public health tools: health impact assessment (HIA) and evaluation. This fact sheet provides information about HIA and evaluation, as well as background material that will help guide land-use agencies to consider health when making decisions about effective ways to use public lands.

    CS216341

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