Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Health Equity Alliance conducted an HIA to examine the potential racial, social, environmental, and economic health equity effects on Multnomah County communities of a potential tobacco retail license policy based on state legislation that has been introduced at the state level. The goals of this project were to inform the Multnomah County Health Department’s and possibly the Oregon Legislature’s decision-making processes and make recommendations about how to create a balanced policy that prevents youth access to tobacco and nicotine products while supporting small retailers and community mental health.
This project was funded through grants from the Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program at Oregon Health and Science University in 2015 and Strategies for Policy and Environmental Change in 2014.
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.