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HIA Guidance - IPHI Ireland - 2006

HIA Guidance - IPHI Ireland - 2006

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Health Impact Assessment Guidance
April 2006
Developed by the Institute of Public Healthin Ireland on behalf of theMinisterial Group on Public Health
 
2Health Impact Assessment GuidancePublished by The Institute ofPublic Health in Ireland©The Institute ofPublic Health in Ireland, 2006Reproduction authorised for non-commercial purposes provided the source is acknowledgedPrepared by Owen Metcalfe, Claire Higgins, Cathal Doyle, Institute of Public Health in IrelandStephen McDowell, Investing for Health Team, Department of Health, Social Services and Public SafetyISBN 0-9542316-2-7
 
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1The Purpose of this Document42Overview of Health Impact Assessment (HIA)52.1Definition of health52.2What is Health Impact Assessment?52.3HIAs contribution to reducing health inequalities52.4How HIA intersects with other areas52.5What are the benefits of HIA?62.6The policy context62.7What is involved in doing a HIA?62.8When to conduct a HIA62.9What are the steps involved in HIA?72.10Schematic representation of HIA procedure and methods83Guidance on the Methodology93.1Gaining knowledge of health and the determinants of health93.2Screening93.2.1What are the steps involved in screening? 93.3Scoping103.3.1What are the steps involved in scoping?103.4Appraisal123.4.1Methods used to gather evidence123.4.2Making recommendations154Statement of Influence on Policy/Programme/Project165Monitoring and Evaluation166Further Information and Advice on HIA177List of Appendices17Appendix 1Screening Tool18Appendix 2Checklist of items to consider when establishing and managingthe Steering Group22Appendix 3 Checklist of possible HIA resource items23Appendix 4Tool for Framing Recommendations24Appendix 5Examples of Recommendations from Case Studies27Appendix 6 Reporting Format for Statement of Influence29Appendix 7Health Impact Assessment Case Studies31Appendix 8Overview of Health Impacts of Transport Policies and Projects34Appendix 9Overview of Health Impacts of Employment36Appendix 10The Health Impacts of Housing38Appendix 11Information Sources on HIA40Appendix 12Documents and other Sources of Information for this Publication42This guidance document has been written using a wide range of sources on HIA (Appendix 12).Elements of the document are adapted from the work of the DG Sanco funded project ‘PolicyHealth Impact Assessment for the European Union’.
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