305.684.01 HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Since health impact assessment (HIA), is an approach that informs decision-makers about the potential health effects of proposed projects, programs, and policies made in areas outside of the health sector (e.g., education or housing), students learn about HIA through readings, lectures, and hands-on experience. Students study the rationale for conducting HIAs, review a range of analytic methods used to conduct HIAs analyze cases from international and domestic settings, understand its role in policymaking, and walk through the steps of how to conduct a HIA. Students then apply these skills through working on a HIA with a partnering organization.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Appreciate the development of HIA as an approach separate from Environmental Impact Assessments
Compare the use of HIA internationally and domestically
Discuss the core steps needed to conduct HIA
Recognize the range of methodological approaches used to conduct HIA
Explore the effectiveness and impacts of HIA for decision-making
Examine the application of HIA to the policymaking process
- Tuesday 3:30 - 6:20
Open to students who have completed Introduction to Policy (318.841) or Formulatng Policy (300.712) ) or a similar graduate level course in health policy, with the instructor’s permission.