Health Impact Assessment: Fit for more than one purpose

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Slides for my keynote address at the HIA20120 Conference in Quebec http://www.hia2012.ca/

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Health Impact Assessment: Fit for more than one purpose

  1. 1. Fit for More Than One PurposeTypologies, Theory and Evaluation in Health Impact Assessment Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity Ben Harris-Roxas Consultant, Harris-Roxas Health Conjoint Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney Health Section Co-Chair, International Association for Impact Assessment
  2. 2. Protect health Promote healthReduce health inequities
  3. 3. Mandated Decision Support Advocacy Community LedHarris-Roxas B, Harris E (2011) Differing Forms, Differing Purposes: A Typology of Health ImpactAssessment, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4):396-403. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.003
  4. 4. Mandated
  5. 5. Decision Support
  6. 6. Advocacy
  7. 7. Community Led
  8. 8. Mandated Decision Support Advocacy Community LedHarris-Roxas B, Harris E (2011) Differing Forms, Differing Purposes: A Typology of Health ImpactAssessment, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4):396-403. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.003
  9. 9. Harris E, Baum F, Harris-Roxas B, Kemp L, Spickett J, Keleher H, HarrisM, Morgan R, Dannenberg A, SukkumnoedD, Wendel A. The effectiveness of health impact assessments conducted in Australia and New Zealand; AustralianResearch Council Discovery Project Grants; 2010-2011. [DP1096211]
  10. 10. Protect health Promote health Reduce health inequitiesImprove governance & public decision-making Learning
  11. 11. PersonalOrganisational Social
  12. 12. Technical Conceptual SocialGlasbergen P. Learning to manage the environment. In: Lafferty W, Meadowcroft J, (eds). Democracy and theenvironment: problems and prospects. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar; 1999. p. 175–93.
  13. 13. Take away messages• Typology - there’s more than one form of HIA and they have different purposes• Learning from HIAs takes different forms – technical, conceptual and social• It’s important to examine both purpose and types of learning when evaluating HIAs
  14. 14. HIA is fit for more than one purpose
  15. 15. Acknowledgements• The HIA2012 organisers• The International Association for Impact Assessment’s Health Section for their ongoing support and ideas• The University of New South Wales Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity for their ongoing collaboration
  16. 16. These slides are available atwww.slideshare.net/benharrisroxas ben@harrisroxashealth.com @ben_hr or @hiablog healthimpactassessment.blogspot.com linkedin.com/in/benharrisroxas

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