8th International HIA Conference

Healthy Public Policy - Is HIA the Cornerstone?
An International Conference

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland hosted the 8th International Health Impact Assessment conference which took place in Dublin Castle, Ireland from 16 - 17 October 2007.
 

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This conference was supported by the Department of Health and Children, Ireland, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland, Department of Health, England, the Welsh Assembly Government, Belfast Healthy Cities, World Health Organization Healthy Cities HIA Sub Network and Health Scotland.

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IPH recently coordinated and was guest editor for a minisymposium on Health Impact Assessment for the journal, Public Health.  Three aricles contributed to the minisymposium which included an article from IPH on how HIA can contribute to healthy public policy.  An article reviewing the right to the highest attainable standard of health from Paul Hunt and Gillian MacNaughton and a review of the strengths and weakneses of quantitiative methods used in HIA from Emer O'Connell and Fintan Hurley.  The minisymposium evolved from the 8th International HIA conference ‘Healthy Public Policy – is Health Impact Assessment the Cornerstone’ hosted by IPH. 

Full details of the 8th International HIA conference 'Healthy Public Policy - is Health Impact Assessment the Cornerstone' can be accessed here. 

Further details of International HIA conferences may be viewed here.