Sustainable development appraisal, aims and objectives
This appraisal tool was developed for use within a regional sustainable development framework. It provides a grid of questions that seek to establish how the project, policy or programme will have an effect on each aspect of the regional sustainable development framework, which covers a wide range of determinants of health. As well as a section on “conditions and services which engender good health”, it covers other health determinants such as employment, business success, education and training, safety and security, vibrant communities, culture, leisure and recreation, local needs (to be met locally), transport networks, housing, and environmental considerations. It also looks at four cross-cutting themes: social inclusion, partnership and participation, rural and urban needs, and the appropriate use of technology. The framework presents a scoring system to measure the impacts of the activity and suggests ways in which they can be enhanced or diminished. Not all of the listed aims are relevant for a given project, programme or policy. If the health impacts are significant, it may be advisable to run a fuller HIA.
Author (s) and Email
Cynthia Manson-Siddle and Yorkshire/Humberside Regional Working Group
Owner contact details
Yorkshire/Humberside Regional Working Group