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15 October 18

Introduction to Health Impact Assessment and Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Sessions

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have announced new dates in North and South Wales for an introduction to Health Impact Assessment, with an optional session on Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment.

01 October 18

New guide - Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations

Public Health Wales has published a new guide called 'Creating Healthier Places and Spaces for our Present and Future Generations' which has been created to support Public Services Boards, public bodies, cross sector organisations and individuals take forward actions that address and enhance the health and well-being opportunities afforded by the natural and built environment.

19 September 18

New Dates Released for WHIASU HIA Competency Courses

In association with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) are today announcing new dates for their Comprehensive Competency Course and Quality Assessing HIA Course.

02 July 18

New Fixed Term Post for a Health Impact Assessment Development Officer Opened in WHIASU

An exciting opportunity within the Policy, Research and International Development Directorate has arisen for a Health Impact Assessment Development Officer. This is a fixed term/secondment post until 31st March 2019. The post is for 7.5 hours per week at a Band 8a.

06 June 18

Anglesey Public Toilet HIA informs Welsh Government Policy

The Welsh Government announced last week that under the new Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, all local authorities in Wales will have one year to develop a public toilet strategy. In 2017, a comprehensive HIA on the provision of public toilets in Anglesey, North Wales was completed and published by Huw Arfon Thomas, Environmental Health Operations Manager, Anglesey CC (with support from WHIASU). The HIA was used to support and inform the development of the National Strategy which has resulted in the new LA requirement.

14 May 18

New WHIASU Newsletter Published Today

WHIASU have published the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of their newsletter today. Some of the features include: an update on the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, an update on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station development HIA, information on HIA training, plus lots of useful links and resources.

24 April 18

New HIA Training Dates Released

WHIASU have released new dates for their Rapid (Desktop) HIA Competency Training Course in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Day 1 will take place on September 18th 2018 and Day 2 will take place on November 27th 2018. The course will be held at Conwy Business Centre, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9XX.

04 April 18

Updated HIA eLearning Course

WHIASU have recently updated their HIA e learning course to include their quality assurance (QA) review framework for HIA and new examples of the practical application of HIA in communities, housing and health & social care.

28 March 18

Wales - world leading on investment for health and well-being

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Public Health Wales’ Policy, Research and International Development Directorate as a WHO Collaborating Centre on ‘Investment for Health and Well-being’. The designation recognises Public Health Wales as a world leading authority on supporting investment in people’s health and well-being, driving sustainable development and promoting prosperity for all.

20 March 18

WHIASU and the Town & Country Planning Association to Collaborate on a New Project

WHIASU have recently announced that they will be collaborating with the Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA) on an exciting new project in 2018.