Recent advances in health impact assessment and health in all policies implementation: Lessons from an international convening in Barcelona

Bethany Rogerson, Ruth Lindberg, Fran Baum, Carlos Dora, Fiona Haigh, Arielle Mcinnis Simoncelli, Lee Parry Williams, Genandrialine Peralta, Keshia M. Pollack Porter, Orielle Solar

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    Abstract

    Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Health in All Policies (HiAP) are policy tools used to include health considerations in decision-making processes across sectors such as transportation, education, and criminal justice that can play a role in improving health and equity. This article summarizes proceedings from an international convening of HIA and HiAP experts held in July 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The presentations and panel discussions included different models, best practices, and lessons learned, including from government, international banks, think tanks, and academia. Participants discussed ideas from around the world for cross-sector collaboration to advance health. The convening covered the following topics: community engagement, building greater understanding of and support for HiAP, and exploring how mandates for HIA and HiAP approaches may advance health and equity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7714
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    Volume17
    Issue number21
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

    Keywords

    • Cross-sector collaboration
    • Equity
    • Health impact assessment
    • Health in all policies
    • Health policy

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