HIA Events

  • Health Impact Assessment (HIA) 3 Day Training Course, Wales, 18-20 September 2012

    The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) will be undertaking another 3 day health impact assessment course in Gregynog, Newtown, mid Wales.  The course is aimed at practitioners who have some knowledge of HIA and the process and will arm them with the tools and practical skills in order to feel confident to undertake, review or be a part of a HIA.  For those who are new to HIA, a pre-course introductory workshop will be offered (if there is sufficient demand) at a highly competitive rate on 17 September, before going on to do the 3 day course.  Further details available here. 

  • HIA 2012: HIA Matters in Health in All Policies, 29-31 August 2012 - Call for abstracts - closing date 13 March 2012.
    Québec City will be hosting the 12th International Conference on HIA. The Conference has a general goal to advance HIA practice in light of new knowledge, to prove its relevance, and to stimulate its use in various public and private decision-making contexts. It is intended for all people whose decisions and actions may have an impact on health.  Further information is available at www.hia2012.ca
    The Conference is organised by the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (Ministry of Health and Social Services), the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (National Public Health Institute), the University of Montréal - School of Public Health, the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, and the National School of Public Administration - Study Group on Public Policy and Health
  • IMPACT - Health Impact Assessment Training Course
    HIA training course dates for 2012 - 18-22 June.  Short introductory course also available early February.  Further information regarding HIA training courses hosted by IMPACT may be sourced here.
  • Health Impact Assessment Webinar, 6 October 2011
    The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hosted a webinar to to provide a brief introduction to Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and highlight CDC’s Healthy Community Design Initiative’s work on HIA and healthy built environments.   Further information on CDC and HIA work programmes available here.

  • Equity Action - Joint Action on Health Inequalities, EU launch, September 2011
    IPH is an Associate Partner in a new EU project.  Equity Action - Joint Action on Health Inequalities is a three year project which seeks to develop tools to improve the health equity focus in cross government policy making.  HIA is a core element of this programme.  Further information on the project available here.

  • HIA Forum, 8 November 2011
    The aim of these meetings is to provide participants with the opportunity to hear about and discuss issues relevant to HIA. The topic under discussion at the most recent meeting was HIA: a tool to support policy development which took place at Farset International, Belfast.  Check out further information here.

  • Putting a health inequalities focus on the Northern Ireland cardiovascular service framework, 1 June 2011
    The Public Health Agency Northern Ireland (PHA) launched the health impact assessment of the Cardiovascular Service Framework on 1 June 2011.  Press release and associated reports may be found here.

  • 12th International Conference on Health Impact Assessment (HIA), From One Continent to Another: How HIA Matters in Health in All Policies
    Provisional date set for next International HIA conference - 30-31 August 2012.  Further information available here.

  • XI International HIA Conference, “In crisis times, healthier ways”, April 2011
    Post-conference materials available. You will find presentations, videos of all plenary sessions, book of abstracts and photo gallery.

  • IPH - HIA Forum, November 2010
    A series of HIA Forum meetings were held in November 2010. How HIA can support local government and health promotion action on sustainable travel was the theme of the Cork session on 4 November and how can HIA support local government action on health inequalities was the theme of the session held on 15 November at Island Civic Centre, Lisburn.   Check out further information here.
  • Institute of Public Health in Ireland: 9th Comprehensive HIA training course, March 2011
    This was held on 21-23 March 2011 in Belfast.  See here for more information on the comprehensive HIA training course.

  • IPH - HIA Forum, Tuesday 27 April 2010, Dublin
    HIA: a tool to support action on health inequalities. Guest speakers included a representative from the World Health Organisation who spoke on how to use HIA to support action on health inequalities.  Check out further information here.

  • 3rd Asia and Pacific HIA Conference, 17-19 November 2010
    This conference took place in the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The primary host was the Health, Equity and Wellbeing Impact Assessment Research Unit in the University, in association with a number of other groups.  Further details available here.