HIA for regeneration projects
United Kingdom - 2001
The "health" in health impact assessment usually refers to a social definition of health, that recognizes the importance of housing, employment and a range of other factors for population health. This is clearly important for regeneration projects that deal with people who are experiencing the effects of poor housing. In these projects, HIA is a way of addressing the root causes of illness and health inequality.
This three-volume guide describes the application to regeneration projects of "rapid prospective HIA". This process should begin early in the life of the project (preferably at the planning stage), to help decide whether further HIA work is needed and to assist in monitoring and evaluation as the project moves forward.
The first volume provides practical examples to guide organizations through an HIA, volume 2 provides an evidence base to focus discussions around the likely health effects of projects and volume 3 looks at the principles behind urban regeneration, health change and HIA. Case studies are used to illustrate how the framework can be adapted to different types of regeneration projects.
- Volume 1 - A practical guide [pdf 702 kb]
- Volume 2 - Selected evidence base [pdf 726 kb]
- Volume 3 - Principles [pdf 567 kb]
Ben Cave and Sarah Curtis
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