Health Impact Assessment Round-Up

This is a collection of HIA-related links, news and events that have recently caught the eyes of the HIA & Healthy Public Policy Team at the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE).

We're in the process of finalising the next UNSW HIA eNews. Do you have any news or resources you'd like to share? Email us

Health Impact Assessment

  • Health Effects Assessment Tool: A Guide for assessing health impacts of resource projects by Tania Barron, Marla Orenstein and Ame-Lia Tamburrini
  • Keynote presentations from the HIA '09 Conference in Rotterdam
  • Competency Framework for Health Impact Assessment, as discussed at HIA09 conference
  • HIA Report: HIA of the Herne Bay Area Action Plan by Kent PCT
  • Salim and Gifty from the Centre for HIA at the Institute of Occupational Medicine have been doing a huge amount of work on the health impact assessment wiki
  • Pittsburg Railroad Ave Specific Plan HIA [USA]
  • New Gold Coast City Council (Australia) Social & Health Impact Assessment Policy out for comment 'til 1 March '10 [PDF]
  • Thailand: "Map Ta Phut panel wants to revive buffer zone" Having been there, an expanded buffer is desperately required.
  • New HIA Gateway Resources
  • New Zealand HIA newsletter for Feb 2010 [PDF]
  • Did you know there's a public calendar for HIA events?
  • HIA Best Practice Sharing Workshop in Wales 2009 - Presentations now online!

Evidence Reviews and Summaries

Jobs & Other Opportunities

Conferences & Events

  • Short course on IFC Performance Standards 6 March, coincides with Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Conference
  • Marmot and the Third Sector: Addressing Health Inequalities Together, London 9 March
  • Fifth EU Ministerial Conference on environment and health, Parma, Italy, 10-12 March 2010 (Keep an eye out for media reports)
  • Conference: Equality and inequality in health: Measuring and commissioning for equity, London, 11 March 2010
  • Canadian NCCHPP workshop on "Deliberating to Inform Decision-making" in Montréal, 12 March
  • Canadian Conference on Global Health 2010: The Call for Abstracts for Papers and Posters, due 29 March
  • Prevention and health inequalities : Cost-effective and evidence-based solutions, London, 30 March 2010
  • What is Evidence-Informed Decision Making? Five Day Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 10-14 May
  • Sustainability Assessment Symposium: Towards Strategic Assessment for Sustainability, Perth 25-26 May 2010
  • Double IAIA Symposia Climate Change & Impact Assessment. Aalborg, Denmark 25-26 Oct Washington DC USA 15-16 Nov
  • HIA2010 3rd Asia Pacific HIA Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, 17-19 November 2010
Training Population Health & Primary Care Other Items of Interest
  • UN Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) 2010: Rethinking Poverty
  • UK National Equality Panel report: An Anatomy of Economic Inequaltiy in th UK
  • 10 Out of 10 Deadly Health Stories: Successful programs from Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services [where deadly = good]
  • Social Justice Report 2009 [Australian Human Rights Commission] Indigenous language, country and identity.
  • Geoengineering the climate: science, governance and uncertainty [The Royal Society]
  • Miliband's war on climate change denialism (and the media's role in it)
  • Tritium Leak At Vermont USA Nuclear Plant Grows
  • Western Australia to set up country's first mental health commission [ABC News]
  • Bowles on income inequality
  • The Australian Government wants to implement the most drastic change to social security ever. And nobody knows about it.
  • Equality Speak: Challenges for a fair society The introduction is free to download, but you have to pay for the rest of the book.
  • We have a floor, now we need a ceiling: Reducing Canada’s income inequalities (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Transport supports are 'key' to fighting social exclusion, allowing the vulnerable access to services.The Irish Times
  • London 2030: Predictions (The Guardian)
  • Documentary: Petropolis - Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands (trailer)
  • Good points on how to make your presentations worthwhile
  • Tales of Water in Africa: Innovation vs the Boring Stuff
  • Discussion of SLAPP: "Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation"
  • Newly launched Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (Australia)

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