Who we are
The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) project is a joint endeavor of
the Washington, D.C. based Partnership for Prevention and researchers
at the UCLA School of Public Health.
What we do
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, our project
aims to assess the feasibility of HIA and to develop prototype HIAs
that demonstrate methodologies, eventually enabling HIA to contribute
to more informed decision-making about public policies impacting health
in the U.S.
Aim of this website
This website is intended for
- Researchers and students interested in learning more about health impact assessment. See What is HIA | Methodology.
- Policy-makers and stakeholders interested in finding out more about the health impacts of policies. See Publications.
The Los Angeles City Living Wage Ordinance, approved by the Los Angeles
City Council in 1997, sets an annually adjusted minimum wage that
city contractors must pay employees who are engaged in work on city
service contracts or economic development grants.
The Ordinance aims to increase income and lower the number of uninsured, two factors clearly associated with health.
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On December 11, 2008, Partnership for Prevention unveiled its recommendations to make prevention an important part of national health reform. National-level support for health impact assessment is among these recommendations.
Overview of Recommendations
"Building Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Capacity: A Strategy for Congress and Government Agencies" Authors: Brian L Cole and Jonathan E. Fielding, UCLA School of Public Health.
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A good overall guide, the WHO's HIA site provides everything from a basic overview of HIA to tools and completed HIA examples.
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Includes an archive of summaries of HIAs completed in the U.S. with cross-indexing to impact pathways examined and methods used for each HIA, embedded learning modules and news about HIA legislation, training workshops and related events.
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