Proposed Coal Mine at Wishbone Hill

At a Glance:

Location: Alaska

Date: 2012

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: food access, clean air, employment, clean water, clean air

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, People with Chronic and Multiple Chronic Health Conditions, Rural Communities

Research Methods: Literature review, Qualitative research, Primary research, Secondary

Community Types: rural

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This HIA provides decision makers with a review of potential positive and negative human health impacts related to the proposed Wishbone Hill Mine (WHM). The proposed project area is located in the Matanuska-Susitna valley near Sutton, Alaska.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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