Screening and scoping

John Kemm

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199656011
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748028 | DOI:
Screening and scoping

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This chapter describes the first two steps in HIA. It considers how to decide whether an HIA should be done for any proposal (screening). The discussion of scoping considers how to map stakeholders and form a steering group. It then considers the setting of geographic and temporal scope and the importance of deciding what is in-scope and what out-of-scope. The causal diagram is introduced as an aid to planning the assessment. The resources and skills needed for an HIA are then discussed. Lastly the gathering of baseline evidence for the HIA is reviewed.

Keywords: screening; scoping; geographic scope; temporal scope; causal diagrams; resources for HIA; baseline data

Chapter.  3822 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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