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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.
Partnership for Prevention UCLA School of Public Health The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The California Endowment


Urban Water Conservation Alternatives in California

This HIA aims to provide recommendations for urban water conservation strategies in California that protect and promote public health.  The primary emphasis is on water conservation measures that California's urban water suppliers can adopt to meet a mandated 20% reduction in water deliveries by 2020 as specified by State Senate Bill x7-7 (SB X7-7), the so-called '20 by 2020' law.

Read more about this study.

The Los Angeles City Living Wage Ordinance

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.

Read more about this study.


HIA Training Workshops

Find schedules and more information on training workshops.


HIA Among Recommendations for National Health Reform

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.

Deaths Prevented Due to Living Wage Increases

Use this form to calculate various elements and information based on other such various elements and information. Try our very own online calculator.

World Health Organization Health Impact Assessment

A good overall guide, the WHO's HIA site provides everything from a basic overview of HIA to tools and completed HIA examples. Visit the site.

The UCLA Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse Learning and Information Center

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. Visit the site.



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