Elements of an HIA
Interpreting the Graphics
Throughout the site, HIA graphics like the one below are used to summarize the contents, focus, and results of each HIA. Explore the page below for insight into each element of an HIA.
HIAs examine the potential health effects or consequences of a proposed policy, program, or project to specific priority populations, encompassing diverse groups, communities, demographics, identities, statuses, and lived experiences. Certain population groups may be at greater risk for marginalization and face unique barriers to their health and well-being. .
Priority Populations are used as an organizing framework for the HIAs on this site. They provide a people-centered approach for users to: consider the populations who are affected by the policy, program, or project at hand; prioritize underserved, marginalized or vulnerable populations in the decision-making process; and root HIAs in equity and justice. Most HIAs examine health impacts on multiple priority population groups. You will find these “Affected Populations” listed in the “At a Glance” section of the HIA pages. The HIA graphics indicate the primary or most significant Affected Population examined by the HIA.
The Vital Conditions are the domains, or components, of The Seven Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being framework which is used for conceptualizing holistic well-being and the factors that give rise to it. Learn More
The Vital Conditions are used as an organizing framework for the HIAs on this site. They provide an easy-to-understand way for users to consider the properties of policies, programs, and projects that people need to be healthy and well. Just as most HIAs examine multiple, interconnected determinants of health, they also touch on multiple Vital Conditions. You will find the Vital Conditions listed in the “At a Glance” section of the HIA pages. The HIA graphics indicate the primary or most significant Vital Condition associated with the HIA.