Welcome to the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit

This site provides information on the Wales HIA Support Unit, health impact assessment (HIA) and the process as practiced in Wales, news and recent developments. It provides a resource to those currently practicing HIA and those who are new to it and looking for information and evidence. There are details of completed HIAs in Wales and other HIA activities from the Unit plus links to useful resources.

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The Public Health Implications of Brexit in Wales: A Health Impact Assessment Approach

Public Health Wales have published a Health Impact Assessment of Brexit which examines the potential effects of Brexit on the short, medium and long-term health of people living in Wales. It highlights how the physical and mental health of the poorest, those with lower educational qualifications, those employed in agricultural and manufacturing sectors exposed to Brexit and those requiring health and social care must be key considerations as preparations for Brexit develop and also continue to be addressed following any final agreements.

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Essential WHIASU HIA Guides and Tools

This section of the website is dedicated to WHIASU’s essential tools and guides which will help you to complete a high quality health impact assessment (HIA). Although these tools have been developed by WHIASU to support a consistent approach to HIA in Wales, they will also be applicable to the practice of HIA internationally. If you are new to HIA or are looking to refresh your knowledge, this page contains everything you need to know.

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