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22 August 19

Introduction to Health Impact Assessment Training Session

The session will cover: A basic understanding of HIA, what it is and how it is done; the underpinning values and components of a high quality HIA; an overview of HIA in the context of current policy in Wales; a case study of a HIA in Wales; and a practical introduction to screening.

22 August 19

Pre-conference to the 12th European Public Health Conference

The importance of health impact assessment (HIA) has been recognized and promoted through diverse international frameworks, statements and policies. However, only a limited number of countries or regions have developed HIA as a statutory process. While HIA is seen as a beneficial tool to support and enable Health in All Policies and intersectoral collaboration, it needs to advance and evolve into a tool that is consistently and routinely used to facilitate and maximise health and well-being and reduce and address inequalities.

02 July 19

WHIASU Training and Capacity Building Framework for Health Impact Assessment published

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit have published a framework for training and capacity building in HIA this week. The technical report sets out an underpinning framework for the WHIASU’s approach to the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training and capacity building for HIA over the next five years.

24 June 19

WHIASU Presentation at "Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times" event

Nerys Edmonds from WHIASU delivered a presentation on the “Public Health Implications of Brexit: A HIA approach”.

05 June 19

HIA Training with SOPHIA: An Introduction to Health Impact Assessment

Join SOPHIA for an Introduction to Health Impact Assessment Training, part of the Advancing Health and Health Equity event taking place directly after the Association of Public Policy and Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual International Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The training will run alongside Lessons from Around the Globe Convening hosted by the Health Impact Project.

07 May 19

WHIASU Featured in Public Health Network Cymru E-bulletin

The April 2019 edition of the Public Health Network Cymru e-bulletin focuses on 'Futures and Health'. The recent HIA on the public health implications of Brexit in Wales is featured as one of the articles in the e-bulletin. Liz Green, Programme Director for Health Impact Assessment, has also recorded a podcast for Public Health Network Cymru.

07 May 19

HIA: Global Practice and Guidance Documents Survey

If you are a Health Impact Assessment Practitioner, please spare 10 minutes to complete the following survey on HIA global practice and guidance documents.

23 April 19

Call for Abstracts and Registration Open for 12th European Public Health Conference

Registration is now open for the Pre-Conference to the 12th European Public Health Conference, 'Health Impact Assessment (HIA) institutionalization and multisectoral collaboration in Europe', in Marseille, France, 20 November 2019. Abstract submission for the pre-conference is open until May 1st.

30 January 19

WHIASU Publish New Newsletter

WHIASU's Winter 2018/19 newsletter is now available to read. This latest edition contains articles on the WHO Collaborating Centre for Investment for Health and Wellbeing, harmonising public health and land use planning, and recent presentations.

22 January 19

TCPA Launch New Report on Reuniting Health with Planning

On Monday January 21st 2019, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) launched a new report in the House of Commons titled "The State of the Union. Reuniting Health with Planning in Promoting Healthy Communities." WHIASU and Public Health Wales were one of six organisations across England and Wales to collaborate on this report.