Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment

Publisher: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Year: 2011

This resource suggests factoring health into decision-making is crucial for addressing national health issues and improving public well-being. The report recommends Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) as a valuable tool for evaluating the health consequences of proposed decisions and suggests actions to minimize adverse impacts and optimize beneficial ones while acknowledging that HIA is part of a range of approaches and presents challenges such as data quality and stakeholder engagement.

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