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Keep up to date with all the latest news and information from Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit


27 January 20

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) will be delivering a webinar entitled ‘Participatory and Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (HIA)’

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) will be delivering a webinar entitled ‘Participatory and Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (HIA)’ on 5th March 2020 via the medium of Skype. The webinar is aimed at representatives from World Health Organization member states who would like to learn more about the Welsh approach to HIA, including how HIA has developed and been used in Wales. The session will also cover the work of WHIASU, for example its training and resources, and is aimed at those who are interested in discussing how learning from this approach can be applied in different member states and regions.

17 January 20

WHIASU Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework Case Study Published

A case study on how WHIASU used the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework to develop a skills and knowledge framework for Health Impact Assessment practice was published on the 17th January by Public Health England.

07 January 20

Trade, health and well-being event

As a result of the decision to leave the EU, the UK will be developing its own independent trade policy for the first time in over 40 years. This has significant implications for a range of the determinants of health and well-being in Wales including food standards, environmental protection, tobacco and alcohol regulations, as well as economic and working conditions.

15 November 19

Placemaking, Health & Wellbeing Workshop

Following the great success of the ‘Reconnecting Health and Land Use Planning in Wales workshop’ we are pleased to invite you to attend the Placemaking, Health & Wellbeing’ Workshop which will be delivered by Public Health Wales.

13 November 19

WHIASU Autumn Newsletter

The WHIASU team would like to share with you their latest news and achievements over the past couple of months.

11 October 19

Brexit HIA - new short report published today

Today the Wales HIA Support Unit and Public Health Wales have published ‘The Public Health Implications of Brexit in Wales: A Health Impact Assessment approach – A Rapid Review and Update’.

04 October 19

Rapid HIA Training Sessions

New dates have been released for the Rapid HIA Training Sessions in January and March 2020.

30 September 19

Supporting Farming Communities at times of uncertainty

The Research and Evidence Directorate have released a new report 'Supporting Farming Communities at times of uncertainty'.

22 August 19

Introduction to Health Impact Assessment Training Session

The session will run on Tuesday, 3rd of March 2020,North Wales, Venue to be confirmed. 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.

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.