Do Health Impact Assessments Promote Healthier Decision-Making?

Publisher: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Year: 2019

This overview discusses the role of health impact assessments (HIAs) in understanding the link between social, economic, and physical environments and public health outcomes, highlighting their potential to influence decision-making, promote health equity, and protect vulnerable communities from environmental hazards. The study found that HIAs can build trust, contribute to equitable access to health-promoting resources, and address inequitable allocation of resources.

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