Regional sustainable development framework tool
An appraisal tool was first developed in 2000 for use in the Regional Sustainable Development Framework of the Yorkshire-Humberside region. It provides a series of questions that seek to establish how a project, policy or programme may have an impact on each aim of the regional sustainable development framework, that cover a wide range of determinants of health.
As well as a section on “conditions and services which engender good health”, it has sections on other health determinants such as employment; business success; education and training; safety and security; vibrant communities; culture, leisure and recreation; local needs meet locally; transport network; housing; environmental considerations.
It looks at four cross-cutting themes: social inclusion, partnership and participation, rural and urban needs, and the appropriate use of technology. Not all of these aims will be relevant for every project, programme or policy. The document suggests that if the impacts on the “good health” aim are significant it may be advisable to run a fuller health impact assessment. The framework presents a scoring system to measure the impact of each activity and suggests ways in which it can be enhanced or diminished.
Owner contact details
Yorkshire and Humber Assembly
18 King Street
Wakefield WF1 2SQ