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Origins and outline of health impact assessment

John Kemm

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199656011
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748028 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0001
Origins and outline of health impact assessment

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This chapter begins with a brief history of HIA. It then considers different definitions of HIA and how it relates to other activities such as evaluation, monitoring and community development. It explains the benefits of HIA and how it is used to support decision makers in relation to policy, programmes and projects. It lists the various steps in HIA and the different types of HIA. It then explains stakeholders and the different roles in HIA and decision making before briefly exploring the legal framework for HIA. Finally it introduces the content of the remainder of the book.

Keywords: health impact assessment; history; origins; benefits; definitions; steps in HIA

Chapter.  4502 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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