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Health Impact Assessment

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Health Promotion, Health Impact Assessment

Health Promotion, Health Impact Assessment

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  • 1. Health Impact Assessment13 June 2013Tarja SaarinenHealth and Wellbeing CoordinatorImplementation and evaluation of Health ImpactAssessment in the City of Helsinki
  • 2. Health Impact AssessmentPublic support• Municipalities must consider health impacts in their decision-making (Health Care Act, 30 December 2010/1326).• The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authoritieshas drawn up recommendations and guidelines• Health impact assessment will be used in the citys decision-making with the aim of reducing health inequality.” (The Cityof Helsinkis strategy for 2013 - 2016)13.6.2013 Tarja Saarinen, City of Helsinki
  • 3. Health Impact AssessmentBackgroundHealth promotion should beemphasised in all cityoperations." Helsinki City Board2008“Preparation of Draft Decisionsand Fast Health ImpactAssessment” the Mayor of the Cityof Helsinki 2008
  • 4. Report based onmeeting documents2005EducationDepartment pilot2006AuditDepartmentsassessment 2011Analysis 2014Instructions2008Model developmentand trainingHealth Impact AssessmentImplemention and evaluation13.6.2013 Tarja Saarinen, City of Helsinki
  • 5. Report based on meeting documents 2005How do the citys other municipal departments take healthimpacts into consideration in their decision-making?MethodContent analysis was performed on the documents of eightmunicipal departmentResults• 562 health impact points were found• Health impact assessment could be seen in 3% of the pointsdiscussedConclusion• Health impact assessment should be increased and used as thebasis for decision-making. (Taking health impacts intoconsideration...2005)13.6.2013 Tarja Saarinen, City of HelsinkiReport based onmeetingdocuments 2005EducationDepartment pilot2006AuditDepartmentsassessment 2011Analysis 2014
  • 6. Pilot project with the Education Department in 2006How are health impacts taken into account in the decision-making of the City ofHelsinki Education Department?GoalTo promote the inclusion of health impact considerations in the preparation of draftdecisions and the decision-making processes of the Education Committee.MethodThe departments management and draftsmen were trainedAn evaluation of the Education Committees documents was carried out.ResultsA health impact assessment was carried out for just over half of the items processedthat had an impact on healthConclusions• HIA requires a new attitude and new skills for those participing in decision-makingprocess• Instructions on HIA are needed• Practical experiences13.6.2013 Tarja Saarinen, City of HelsinkiReport based onmeetingdocuments 2005EducationDepartment pilot2006AuditDepartmentsassessment 2011Analysis 2014
  • 7. Audit Departments assessment 2011GoalTo find out how familiar the municipal departments were with the health impactassessment instructions and had they assessed health impacts in the preparation ofdraft decisions.MethodThe survey was filled out by the draftsmen of the citys municipal departments (n=35). Atotal of 82 draftsmen answered the survey.Results• 60% of the correspondents were familiar with the instructions.• 28% had used Rapid Health Impact Assessment.• Approximately 40% said that no health impact assessments had been carried out.• 10% used some other method for preliminary assessment.• Those who had used HIA, reported that it had helped their work13.6.2013 Tarja Saarinen, City of HelsinkiReport based onmeetingdocuments 2005EducationDepartment pilot2006AuditDepartmentsassessment 2011Analysis 2014
  • 8. Audit Departments assessment 2011Conclusions• The model has not been widely adopted in the municipal departments thatmake decisions that have an impact on the health of the citys residents.• Targeted marketing and training• Practical implementation and discussion on the significance of healthimpact assessment• Clearer method13.6.2013 Tarja Saarinen, City of HelsinkiReport based onmeetingdocuments 2005EducationDepartment pilot2006AuditDepartmentsassessment 2011Analysis 2014
  • 9. Future development and evaluation of the model• The model will be further developed this autumn• Reducing health inequality should be considered in thedevelopment of the model• Supported implementation by providing information andtrainingTheoritical and practical training will be offered todraftsman and decision-makers• Health impact assessment analysis next year13.6.2013 Tarja Saarinen, City of Helsinki
  • 10. Health is created and livedby people within thesettings of their everydaylife; where they learn, work,play and love.Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion 1986,WHO