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Health in other impact assessments

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/9780199656011.003.0009
Health in other impact assessments

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HIA is only one of a wide range of impact assessments. In some countries health is integrated into environmental impact assessment but the adequacy of coverage of health in EIA is very variable and often poor. Strategic Environmental Assessment is legally required in many countries and specifies the inclusion of population and health impacts but UK administrations have discouraged full coverage of health in SEA. Combining several impact assessments including health into a single integrated impact assessment has many advantages. It reduces the workload for those doing impact assessment but is opposed by those who feel that their issue will not be adequately covered in an integrated impact assessment.

Keywords: environmental impact assessment; strategic impact assessment; integrated impact assessment

Chapter.  2598 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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