Who We Are
We are a group of academic, government, and non-profit HIA practitioners who have joined together to be more effective in conducting HIA, engaging stakeholders in partnerships, providing training, and helping to develop policy. MORE >
Road Pricing HIA Released - Summer 2011: SFDPH recently completed a HIA of a potential road pricing program under study in SF with funding from the RWJ Foundation’s Active Living Research program. MORE >
Guide to HIA Stakeholder Participation Released!
HIP and SFDPH, along with others in the North American HIA Stakeholder Participation Working Group, are pleased to announce the release of the Guidance and Best Practices for Stakeholder Participation in HIA, a guide that distills stakeholder participation techniques, case studies, and guiding principles from various fields of expertise, including HIA, environmental and social impact assessment, land use and transportation planning, community-based participatory research, and public health. This is a living document that will be updated as new information becomes available.
New HIA Guide for Practice Released!!!
To further the Department's support of high quality HIA practice, Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, the Director of Occupational and Environmental Health has authored Health Impact Assessment: A Guide for Practice. The Guide describes the key tasks and activities for HIA and discusses many of the issues and challenges that arise in the field. The Guide is based on the practice, evaluation, and training of Health Impact Assessment conducted by SFDPH with its many local, regional, and national partners.
Long Beach Rapid HIA Released!!
In November 2010 the City of Long Beach proposed the plans for a new developments in Downtown Long Beach, CA. Human Impact Partners, in collaboration with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and Californians for Justice, conducted a rapid HIA to examine how the proposed Downtown Plan would impact measures of housing and employment in Long Beach, and how these impacts could lead to changes in health for residents of the Downtown area, particularly low-income and vulnerable populations. For more information, click here.