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HIA Training Resources

UCLA HIA Training Manual *
(developed for HIA Training Workshops in California, June 2006-April 2007. Updated June 2008)

Presentations from the CDC/NACCHO/APA/UCLA HIA Training Workshop
(presented at the September 2007 HIA training workshop in Atlanta. Updated January 2008)

Generic syllabus for a Master's level course in Health Impact Assessment
Syllabus for a 10-week, three quarter-unit Master's level course to develop skills in reviewing and conducting health impact assessment (HIA) within the context of fostering an integrated understanding of how public policies and decisions influence the determinants of population health.




UCLA HIA Training Manual


Glossary
(pdf - 40 KB)


1. Introduction to Health Impact Assessment
  • Training Manual Section 1 (pdf - 62 KB)
    • What is HIA? Why us it?
    • Principles and values of HIA
    • Approaches to HIA
    • What does a completed HIA look like?
  • Workshop presentation (Brian Cole, UCLA, April 13, 2007, Sacramento, CA) (pdf - 39 KB)

Phases of HIA (Modules 2-6)

2. Screening

3. Scoping

4. Profiling

 5. Assessment

6. Reporting and monitoring

7. Barriers to HIA practice

Links to more information

* The original print version of this manual was developed for a series of HIA training workshops conducted from June 2006 through April 2007 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. This web version of the manual was created June 2008 based on the April 2007 version of the printed manual. Support for these trainings and the training manual was provided by a grant from the California Endowment’s Healthy Eating Active Communities Initiative, Jonathan Fielding, Principal Investigator. Brian Cole, Dr.P.H. was the lead developer of the course and lead author of the manual with contributions from (in alphabetical order):

Georgina Agyekum, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
LaShawnta Bell-Lewis, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
Amy Cornbleet, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
Sandra Hoffman, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
Candace Rutt, Ph.D., Consultant (U.S. Centers for Disease Control)
Riti Shimkhada, Ph.D., Research Assistant (UCLA)




Presentations from the CDC/NACCHO/APA/UCLA HIA Training Workshop
(presented at the September 2007 HIA training workshop in Atlanta. Updated January 2008)

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