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Webinar Dec 19: Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment: When to Use It and What to Expect

Updated: Slides and video recording from this presentation are linked below.

Dec 19, 2016: 1:00 EST / 12:00 CT / 11:00 MT / 10:00 PT

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool to help plan and design communities to meet existing needs and anticipate future benefits to public health. For those promoting physical activity, it’s a method to discuss and consider the ease of physical activity when planning or modifying transportation layouts.

This webinar will explore the use of HIA in rural and urban communities, in New Jersey, North Carolina, and Utah. Learn why HIA can be useful, benefits of conducting HIA, and how to know when HIA is not useful. Examples from communities where HIA has been conducted will illustrate the discussion.

PAPHS competencies addressed: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2., 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2., 4.3, 4.4, 5.4, 6.3

Video recording mp4: health-impact-assessment-when-to-use-it-and-what-to-expect



Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP/PP

Leigh Ann is a Senior Research Specialist for the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and a facilitator for the New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative at the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. For 15 years, Leigh Ann has worked in the transportation-planning with a focus on developing sustainable transportation and land use solutions for communities. She specializes in initiatives that address pedestrian and bicycle safety and access.

Leigh Ann's slides: hia_vonhagen_dec2016


Chris Danley, MURP

Chris is an active transportation planner based in Boise, Idaho. He works with Alta Planning and Design. Chris has been a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor, a two-time recipient of the North Carolina APA Plan of the Year award, and a city of Boise planning and zoning commission member. He is passionate about working with cities and people to normalize walking and bicycling to address health issues and promote freedom of movement and high quality of life. Chris is president of the National Physical Activity Society.


Chris's slides: hia_danley_dec2016_slides


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About Pam Eidson

Pam Eidson is executive director of the National Physical Activity Society.

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