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Health impact assessment (HIA) has emerged in the U.S. as a promising way to increase social and environmental justice by addressing health equity within transportation planning. HIA seeks to augment the information base upon which public decisions are made. It does so through a multi-disciplinary analysis of how the project or plan impacts various social determinants of health. It also augments community and stakeholder engagement by providing a forum - usually through an advisory committee - where stakeholders can identify and deliberate about health interests related to the target plan. While HIA advisory committees are diverse by design, those managing HIA processes are often surprised at the differences between and within both the planning and transportation fields.
This webinar reviews stakeholder engagement strategies common to HIA. It compares and contrasts the values, expectations, and methodologies that various types of planning and public health professionals often bring to the table. Finally, it identifies best practices for stakeholder engagement in HIA to maximize the collaborative nature of HIA.