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Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled USDA Proposed Changes to School Nutrition Standards which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; children and youth; ; Quantitative research; basic needs for health and safety

USDA Proposed Changes to School Nutrition Standards

In 2020, Healthy Eating Research conducted a rapid HIA to inform proposed changes to the USDA’s nutrition standards for school meal programs. The HIA found that the implementation of strong nutrition standards following passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 resulted in healthier, more well-balanced meals and that these improvements have significant short- […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Injury Liability Protection for Recreational Physical Activity which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; ; ; ; basic needs for health and safety

Injury Liability Protection for Recreational Physical Activity

This rapid HIA examined the potential health effects of a proposed legislative initiative aimed at providing public and private organizations with protection against liability associated with the provision of facilities and services promoting physical activity. The purpose of conducting this HIA was to investigate whether—and to what extent—removing this barrier will lead employers, school districts […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled San Francisco Living Wage Ordinance which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; workers and employees; Urban; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

San Francisco Living Wage Ordinance

In response to a request from a city legislator, the San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA of a proposed city ordinance that would require city contractors and property leaseholders to pay their employees a “living wage” of $11.00 per hour. The HIA quantitatively estimated the potential health effects of the ordinance, predicting […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Yavapai County Regional Mobility Management Implementation Plan which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people with disabilities; Rural; Primary research; reliable transportation

Yavapai County Regional Mobility Management Implementation Plan

Yavapai County Community Health Services conducted an HIA of the Regional Mobility Management Implementation Plan for Yavapai County. The plan is designed to improve mobility and access within and around the county by addressing linkages between existing public transit services and improving infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. The HIA concluded that it would reduce the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Town ‘N’ Country Parks and Recreation which includes icons related to the following: parks; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions, people living in poverty, english language learners,

Town ‘N’ Country Parks and Recreation

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation and Partners in Obesity Prevention, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of policy and programming changes that would allow businesses to provide free outdoor fitness classes in five parks and recreation centers in the Town […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; ; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 (EPA) contracted with Human Impact Partners to develop the scope for a health impact assessment (HIA) of proposed expansion projects for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. The process included public meetings to bring stakeholders together for input. The EPA hoped to use the scoping […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Bernalillo County Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Action Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; children and youth; Suburban; Qualitative research; reliable transportation

Bernalillo County Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Action Plan

This HIA, carried out by Bernalillo County Place Matters Team, evaluated the health impacts of the county Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Action Plan. The HIA focused on the plan’s potential impact to pedestrian and bicycle accessibility and safety along Mountain View’s Second Street. Several health determinants that could be affected by the plan were […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Off-Premise Alcohol Outlets which includes icons related to the following: substance use; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Off-Premise Alcohol Outlets

This HIA adds to the scope of a previous HIA that examined the relationship between liquor outlets and violence.  The project team assessed the relationship between high concentrations of liquor outlets and violence, with the goal of informing the current ‘non-conforming alcohol outlet amortization proposal’ to ensure that amortized alcohol outlet licenses do not relocate […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Draft 2018 University of California, Merced Long Range Development Plan which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing, housing; college students; Urban; Mixed methods; humane housing, humane housing

Draft 2018 University of California, Merced Long Range Development Plan

Merced County is fast-growing and has a higher proportion of residents in poverty compared with California or the U.S., broadly. In addition, the residential vacancy rates are low, making affordable housing scarce.  Individuals and families struggling to pay for housing have limited resources for other essentials, such as food, clothing, health care and medication, utilities, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Oregon Vehicle Miles Traveled Legislation which includes icons related to the following: clean air; urban communities; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Oregon Vehicle Miles Traveled Legislation

Upstream Public Health conducted this health impact assessment (HIA) of proposed state legislation designed to reduce car use and ultimately meet greenhouse gas emission targets to help curb global warming. The proposed legislation would provide funds to Oregon’s six Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to design and implement vehicle miles traveled (VMT) plans using a variety […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Providing Free or Reduced-Fare Student Bus Passes to Reduce Truancy which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; children and youth; Urban; Literature Review; reliable transportation

Providing Free or Reduced-Fare Student Bus Passes to Reduce Truancy

This health impact assessment (HIA) evaluated the potential academic, health, and economic impacts of subsidizing the costs of student bus passes in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County School Attendance Task Force (SATF) was interested in developing a program to further subsidize the cost of bus passes for low-income students in order to increase […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Placer County Biomass Energy Facility which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Rural; Qualitative research; thriving natural world

Placer County Biomass Energy Facility

This HIA informed decisions regarding a proposed biomass energy facility in Placer County, California. The proposed facility would generate electricity from woody debris gathered from surrounding forest lands as a result of ongoing forest fire fuel load reduction programs. The Placer County Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Reducing Sodium in the County of Los Angeles which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; urban communities; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Reducing Sodium in the County of Los Angeles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to determine facilitators and barriers of a proposed food procurement policy in Los Angeles County. The proposed policy would require food purchasers, distributors, and vendors of food service to meet specified nutrition standards, including […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Family Unity, Family Health: Federal Immigration Policy Reform which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; children and youth; ; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Family Unity, Family Health: Federal Immigration Policy Reform

Human Impact Partners conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to assess how current U.S. immigration policy, and specifically the threat of detention and deportation, can affect the health and mental health of parents and children living in mixed-status families. If deportations continued at 2012 levels, the HIA estimated that child health, behavioral, and educational outcomes […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Mass Transit Funding in California which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; children and youth, people living in poverty, older adults, people with disabilities; ; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Mass Transit Funding in California

The Governor of California proposed a budget for FY 2007/2008 that included provisions to reallocate $1.3 billion in gasoline sales tax revenue that had been targeted for transit operations, maintenance, and capital projects to other statewide programs. The HIA examined how the proposed cuts to transit funding could impact public health through air, water, and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Excessive Revocation in Wisconsin which includes icons related to the following: Incarceration; justice-involved populations; ; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Excessive Revocation in Wisconsin

Human Impact Partners, together with WISDOM and EX-Prisoners Organizing, conducted an HIA on the health impacts of Wisconsin’s revocation system on individuals and families. Revocation is re-incarceration for violating parole, probation, or extended supervision. It often does not result in a new criminal conviction. The HIA team reviewed literature and data from the Wisconsin Department […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Healthy Planning in Pasadena, Texas which includes icons related to the following: built environment; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research;

Healthy Planning in Pasadena, Texas

Located in the Houston metropolitan area, Pasadena is the second-largest city in Harris County, Texas, and is near two of the four largest refineries in the U.S. Pasadena’s Code of Ordinances states that the director of planning should coordinate the development of a city plan that covers multiple years. The HIA provided recommendations to the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled King Street Station Multimodal Hub which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

King Street Station Multimodal Hub

This rapid health impact assessment (HIA), produced by a team of University of Washington graduate students, identifies potential health concerns and action items as the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) launches a multiyear effort designed to improve infrastructure in the area surrounding King Street Station in the Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods. The King […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Division Street Gateway which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; people living in poverty; Urban; Survey; reliable transportation

Division Street Gateway

The City of Spokane is redeveloping the Division Street Gateway, a little over a mile of State Highway 2 that runs through the heart of downtown Spokane from its inception at Interstate 90 to its intersection with the Spokane River and north to the Gonzaga University neighborhood. This is essentially the city’s front door and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Marijuana Regulation in Vermont which includes icons related to the following: substance use; justice-involved populations; Rural; Literature Review; basic needs for health and safety

Marijuana Regulation in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Health and key stakeholders conducted an HIA of the potential effects on the health of Vermont residents of regulating and taxing adult marijuana use. To evaluate possible impacts, the study team examined lessons learned from tobacco and alcohol policies that could be replicated to protect and improve health in a regulated […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Knox County Health Department Community Garden which includes icons related to the following: food access; urban communities; Urban; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Knox County Health Department Community Garden

The purpose of this HIA was to inform policy decisions related to the placement and maintenance of community gardens in Knox County Tennessee. The HIA was used to educate policy makers about why certain communities might be better suited for a gardens. Although zoning can have a major effect on the placement of community gardens, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Community Climate Choices which includes icons related to the following: built environment; urban communities; Urban; Quantitative research;

Community Climate Choices

Between 2011 and 2014, the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division conducted three health impact assessments (HIAs) on elements of Portland Metro’s Climate Smart Communities planning project. The Portland metro regional government requested the HIAs to ensure that decision-makers had access to public health evidence and best practices as they shaped and approved a greenhouse […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Climate Smart Community Scenarios which includes icons related to the following: built environment; ; Urban; Quantitative research;

Climate Smart Community Scenarios

Transportation produces 25% of the Portland, Oregon Metro region’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to a warming climate that could severely impact our health and quality of life. Our climate is already changing, and the way we work together to prevent future changes will have both immediate and long-term impacts on our well being. Changes […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Benton Accessory Dwelling Units which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; ; Rural; Qualitative research; humane housing

Benton Accessory Dwelling Units

This HIA, carried out by the Benton County Health Department, evaluated a series of policy-change scenarios to amend the existing county code for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs are small, self-contained residential units that are built on the same lot as—and are secondary to—an existing single-family home. The HIA was intended to inform a community […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Michigan Street Corridor Plan: A Health Impact Assessment which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; ; Urban; Qualitative research;

Michigan Street Corridor Plan: A Health Impact Assessment

In March 2012, project partners received funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health Division of Environmental Health to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of alternative development scenarios in the Michigan Street Corridor. The project is part of a larger effort funded by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the U.S. Department of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Quequechan River Rail Trail Phase 2 which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle;

Quequechan River Rail Trail Phase 2

In partnership with the Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD) and Fall River Mass in Motion, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council conducted an HIA that examined the proposed Phase 2 of the Quequechan River Rail Trail (QRRT) project in the City of Fall River, Massachusetts. Phase 1 of the project was one mile […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Oasis on Ballou Mixed-Use Development which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Survey; belonging and civic muscle

Oasis on Ballou Mixed-Use Development

This HIA, conducted by Health Resources in Action, examined the impacts of a proposed multi-use development of land parcels in Boston’s Dorchester Codman Square neighborhood. The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) was considering potential uses of the adjacent land parcels at 100 Ballou Avenue. The HIA examined the potential uses of the parcels as […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Project HEAL (Health.Equity.Art.Learning) which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle;

Project HEAL (Health.Equity.Art.Learning)

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, IDEAS xLab, and the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky conducted an HIA to examine how implementing Project HEAL could affect health in the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Project HEAL is a community development model that uses arts and culture activities to increase civic engagement and drive […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Eagle Pathways and Trails Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; people living in poverty; ; Focus groups; reliable transportation

Eagle Pathways and Trails Plan

With funding from St. Luke’s Foundation, Vitruvian Planning and the Eagle (Idaho) Parks and Recreation Department conducted an HIA to understand how the city’s Pathways and Trails Plan might influence the health of area residents. Recommendations Focus on areas with the highest socio-economic need for bicycle paths, pedestrian trails, and accessible green spaces when selecting […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Cargo Atlanta Citywide Freight Study which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; ; Urban; Stakeholder interviews; thriving natural world

Cargo Atlanta Citywide Freight Study

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development conducted an HIA, funded by a grant from the Health Impact Project, to inform the Cargo Atlanta Citywide Freight Study, which developed policies to facilitate efficient freight movement in and around the city. The HIA examined the potential health implications of various policies, including diesel emissions standards, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Georgia Qualified Allocation Plan for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; ; Literature Review; humane housing

Georgia Qualified Allocation Plan for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

This health impact assessment, or HIA, will inform the 2015 Georgia Qualified Allocation Plan for low-income housing tax credits. The plan is required each year as the Internal Revenue Service allocates housing tax credits to state agencies, which then award the credits to developers of qualified projects. The HIA, conducted by the Georgia Health Policy […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Fulton Industrial Boulevard Framework which includes icons related to the following: clean air; urban communities; Urban; Survey; thriving natural world

Fulton Industrial Boulevard Framework

The Fulton County, Georgia, Department of Health Services conducted a rapid HIA of the Fulton Industrial Boulevard Framework, a redevelopment plan to revitalize an area of unincorporated south Fulton County in Atlanta. The plan includes transportation and freight improvements and changes the land use in the corridor, which was a center of industrial development in […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Fort McPherson Interim Zoning which includes icons related to the following: built environment; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods;

Fort McPherson Interim Zoning

The HIA addressed the health effects of zoning provisions on the nearby residents’ nutrition, physical activity and social cohesion during the interim-use phase of a major redevelopment and new land use plan for Atlanta’s Fort McPherson’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The zoning provisions that govern permitted uses of land, green space and transportation […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled City of Decatur Community Transportation Plan which includes icons related to the following: built environment; ; Urban; Mixed methods;

City of Decatur Community Transportation Plan

The Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development conducted a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) on the Decatur, Georgia, Community Transportation Plan, focusing on potential health impacts of transportation and patterns of land use on safety, social connections, and physical activity. The HIA found that the plan could lead to a slight reduction […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Buford Highway and NE Plaza Redevelopment which includes icons related to the following: built environment; ; Urban; Qualitative research;

Buford Highway and NE Plaza Redevelopment

An HIA that examined the expected health benefits of proposed highway design changes (e.g., reducing lanes, adding sidewalks, medians, bike lanes and on-street parking) to the Buford Highway Corridor.  Special emphasis was placed on the potential impacts on physical activity and pedestrian injuries. – This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Atlanta Regional Plan 2040 which includes icons related to the following: built environment; urban communities; Urban; Survey;

Atlanta Regional Plan 2040

The first-ever HIA on a major metropolitan transportation and comprehensive growth plan will be led by the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture. Plan 2040—which is being conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the local intergovernmental-coordination agency—integrates multiple aspects of regional planning, including transportation, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Atlanta Beltline which includes icons related to the following: built environment; urban communities; Urban; Mixed methods;

Atlanta Beltline

This HIA was a collaborative effort of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), a research center of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Focused on the planning process for the Atlanta Beltline—a major public transit, trails, parks and urban-redevelopment project—the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Tice Community Connectivity and Redevelopment which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; urban communities; Urban; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Tice Community Connectivity and Redevelopment

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County conducted an HIA of community-driven alternatives to the county’s neighborhood connectivity plan for the Tice historic community. The HIA investigated the potential health implications of community connectivity and access to green space and schools in the plan. The report concluded that the plan stood to benefit the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled State Route 50 Bus Rapid Transit which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people living in poverty; ; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

State Route 50 Bus Rapid Transit

MetroPlan Orlando, in partnership with the University of Central Florida and the Winter Park Health Foundation, conducted the first transportation HIA in central Florida. The state Route 50 Bus Rapid Transit HIA analyzed the potential effects of implementing bus rapid transit along 22 miles of SR 50 on the physical, social, and emotional health of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Loch Haven Park Improvement Plan which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; suburban communities; Urban; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Loch Haven Park Improvement Plan

The City of Orlando, Florida recently acquired an additional two acres to expand Loch Haven Park, a 45-acre park established in the 1930s and home to many of Orlando’s art and cultural institutions. The Loch Haven Park Improvement Plan was developed to take advantage of opportunities to improve park cohesion during this expansion, since many […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled The Long Road Home: Decreasing Barriers to Public Housing for People With Criminal Records which includes icons related to the following: housing; justice-involved populations; Urban; Qualitative research; humane housing

The Long Road Home: Decreasing Barriers to Public Housing for People With Criminal Records

Historically, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development policies have exposed people with a criminal history and their families to eviction and denial of housing. Human Impact Partners, in collaboration with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, conducted an HIA that assessed the health and equity impacts of public housing screening policies that exclude […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Overheating Buildings in Coastal Communities: Homes, Health Impacts, and Opportunities for Collaboration in San Francisco which includes icons related to the following: Extreme weather events; ; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

Overheating Buildings in Coastal Communities: Homes, Health Impacts, and Opportunities for Collaboration in San Francisco

The San Francisco Department of Public Health Program on Health, Equity, and Sustainability, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to address increased heat vulnerability of coastal communities and overheating problems in a high-rise condominium building in San Francisco, California. The HIA focuses on how modern building trends, such as open-floor concepts and floor-to-ceiling windows, may […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Merced County General Plan Update which includes icons related to the following: food access; ; ; ; basic needs for health and safety

Merced County General Plan Update

Two options for the county’s General Plan Update were being considered: one that focused development in existing urban areas and another that would allow for the creation of new towns in the county. Some of the pathways and health issues explored included access to retail and services, preservation of agricultural land, community safety, water quality […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Measure H: Preventing and Reducing Homelessness in Los Angeles County which includes icons related to the following: healthcare access; ; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Measure H: Preventing and Reducing Homelessness in Los Angeles County

The LA County Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to evaluate the potential health impacts of Measure H, a ballot initiative that would raise LA County’s sales tax by one-quarter of 1 percent for a decade to fund programs designed by the LA County Homeless Initiative. The HIA evaluated homelessness as a public health […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled California Drinking Water Project Funding which includes icons related to the following: clean water; people living in poverty; Rural; Primary research; thriving natural world

California Drinking Water Project Funding

The Sequoia Foundation, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute, conducted an HIA to provide recommendations to the California Water Board on criteria used to determine funding for drinking water projects, and work to standardize the use of HIAs among California agencies. The state annually revises its drinking […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled North Birmingham Community Framework Plan which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; ; Urban; Mixed methods;

North Birmingham Community Framework Plan

The School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology conducted a rapid HIA to support healthy development in North Birmingham, Alabama, through implementation of the North Birmingham Community Framework Plan. The goal of the plan, created in conjunction with the first comprehensive plan update in 50 years, is to enhance the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Milwaukee Paid Sick Days which includes icons related to the following: employment; workers and employees; Urban; Qualitative research; meaningful work and wealth

Milwaukee Paid Sick Days

Human Impact Partners conducted a rapid HIA of a proposed ordinance in Milwaukee that would allow workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of paid work, up to 72 hours of leave in companies with more than 10 employees and 40 hours in firms with fewer than 10 employees. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled State Route 520 Bridge which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Quantitative research; basic needs for health and safety

State Route 520 Bridge

The Seattle and King County Public Health Department, in collaboration with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, conducted an HIA to evaluate the health impacts of the State Route 520 bridge replacement and HOV project. The HIA focused on several pathways and health issues including air quality, carbon emissions, traffic injury and opportunities for physical […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site which includes icons related to the following: clean water; tribal communities; Tribal; Primary research; thriving natural world

Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site

This HIA will inform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) selection of a cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site in Seattle. EPA will announce its Proposed Cleanup Plan in 2012, and a Final Plan in 2013. The HIA will be conducted by the University of Washington with two nonprofit organizations, Duwamish River Cleanup […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Clark County Highway 99 Sub-Area Plan which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; ; Mixed methods;

Clark County Highway 99 Sub-Area Plan

The Clark County Community Planning Department in Vancouver, Washington, developed a Sub-Area Plan to revitalize Highway 99 and surrounding neighborhoods. Clark County Public Health conducted an HIA, which was included in the plan. The HIA explored the plan’s potential effects on several health issues, including access to healthy foods, opportunities for physical activity, reliance on […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Proposed Opioid Pre-Authorization Policy in Utah which includes icons related to the following: substance use; people living in poverty; ; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Proposed Opioid Pre-Authorization Policy in Utah

Public health graduate students at Brigham Young University conducted an HIA to analyze the potential health effects of a bill proposed in the Utah Legislature to require prescribers to get prior authorization from an insurer for any opioid prescription that exceeds 90-morphine equivalents; for benzodiazepines prescribed to patients already taking opioids; and for new chronic […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Legalizing Medical Marijuana Through the Utah Medical Cannabis Act which includes icons related to the following: substance use; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; ; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Through the Utah Medical Cannabis Act

Public health graduate students at Brigham Young University conducted an HIA to analyze potential health effects of the Utah Medical Cannabis Act (UMCA), a ballot initiative to legalize the use and production of medical marijuana in the state. The authors investigated how the UMCA might affect potential medical marijuana users, adolescents, economically disadvantaged individuals, and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Ethane Cracker in Monaca, Pennsylvania which includes icons related to the following: clean air; ; Rural; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Ethane Cracker in Monaca, Pennsylvania

The Clean Air Council, in partnership with the community, industry professionals, and academics, conducted a health impact assessment of a proposed Royal Dutch Shell natural gas and chemical processing complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The proposed facility is known as a “cracker,” which separates natural gas and chemical feedstocks into different compounds that are used primarily […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Roca Honda Mine which includes icons related to the following: environmental health;

Roca Honda Mine

The U.S. Forest Service drafted an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal by Roca Honda Resources to develop and conduct underground uranium mining operations at Roca Honda Resources’ mining claims in the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. Stakeholders expressed the greatest concern over water and cultural issues during the scoping […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Omaha Neighborhood Connections which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; ; Urban; Stakeholder interviews; reliable transportation

Omaha Neighborhood Connections

The Douglas County Health Department conducted an HIA to inform connections between new real estate development and existing neighborhoods in the city of Omaha. Neighborhood connectivity is directly related to health outcomes such as increased physical activity, decreased injury, and reduced stress. The HIA identified health and safety issues that should be considered in decisions […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled South Billings Master Plan which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; ; Urban; Mixed methods;

South Billings Master Plan

The City of Billings, Montana, in conjunction with consultant firm AECOM, has created a 20-year master plan for the South Billings Boulevard Urban Renewal District (SBBURD). The South Billings Master Plan provides a set of goals that will guide land use, transportation development, community design, and capital improvements through 2032. The goal of the proposed […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Payday Lending in Minnesota which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth;

Payday Lending in Minnesota

Human Impact Partners, working closely with ISAIAH—a faith-based coalition of more than 100 congregations—conducted an HIA to assess the potential health effects of a legislative proposal to cap annual percentage rates (APR) on payday loans and increase reporting requirements. The bill is expected to be introduced in the Minnesota Legislature in 2016. The HIA considered […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Muskegon County Jail which includes icons related to the following: Incarceration; ; ; ; basic needs for health and safety

Muskegon County Jail

This HIA seeks to inform decisions around the construction of a new jail and juvenile transition center in Muskegon County Michigan. The HIA will focus on environmental and social determinants of health including environmental hazards based on site selection, access to services and quality of those services, and unemployment. The HIA will determine likely effects […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled City of Worcester Union Hill Revitalization which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; ; Urban; ;

City of Worcester Union Hill Revitalization

The City of Worcester is beginning a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy in the Union Hill area, a neighborhood that has experienced decline in recent decades. The Worcester Division of Public Health, along with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and staff from the Worcester Office of Economic Development, will conduct a rapid health impact assessment […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Massachusetts Paid Sick Days which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; older adults; ; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Massachusetts Paid Sick Days

This health impact assessment (HIA) addressed a Massachusetts-specific version of the federal Healthy Families Act. The pathways and health issues explored included: 1) the spread of communicable diseases, such as influenza and stomach flu through workers at restaurants, schools and nursing homes; 2) the income and stress-related impacts of loss of salary and employer retaliation […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Baltimore City's Comprehensive Zoning Code Rewrite which includes icons related to the following: neighborhood safety; urban communities; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Baltimore City’s Comprehensive Zoning Code Rewrite

In 2008, the City of Baltimore, Maryland launched a multiyear effort to comprehensively revise the city’s zoning code, which had not been updated for forty years. In order to help ensure that the revision considered the role zoning can play in creating healthier communities, a group of researchers at Johns Hopkins collaborated with the city […]
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Elkhorn Lake Improvement Project

The Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) and partners from Jenkins, Kentucky, conducted an HIA to describe the health, social, and economic development impacts of the Elkhorn Lake Improvement Project, which involves repairing and strengthening the dam built in 1912, removing invasive water lilies, and improving green space and recreational facilities. Elkhorn Lake serves as […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Advanced Metering Infrastructure which includes icons related to the following: Extreme weather events; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Advanced Metering Infrastructure

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) at Boston Medical Center conducted an HIA of a pilot program run by Illinois’ largest electric utility, Commonwealth Edison. The project assessed the potential health effects of implementing “smart metering” technology in western metropolitan Chicago. Health effects included how these innovations could alter the risk of potentially life-threatening […]
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Bown Crossing Branch Library

Vitruvian Planning LLC conducted a rapid HIA on behalf of Boise, Idaho, that analyzed the potential health effects of building a new library in the Bown Crossing neighborhood. The study examined the impacts of programming or services offered at the library, with a focus on youth and older adults, and of the location selection. Findings […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Proctor Creek's Boone Boulevard Green Street which includes icons related to the following: built environment; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods;

Proctor Creek’s Boone Boulevard Green Street

Proctor Creek in the Atlanta metropolitan area has been placed on the impaired waters list because it does not meet state water quality standards for fecal coliform. The topography, prevalence of impervious surfaces in the watershed, and strains on the combined sewer system have contributed to pervasive flooding in the communities along Proctor Creek and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Freight Transportation Plan which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; ; ; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Freight Transportation Plan

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, the Georgia Health Policy Center, and the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization conducted an HIA to understand how policies and guidance detailed in the regional metropolitan planning organization’s freight study and expected increases in freight train traffic will affect residents’ health in Chatham County. The HIA focused […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Alachua County Transportation Access to Healthy Food Sources which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; Suburban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Alachua County Transportation Access to Healthy Food Sources

The University of Florida Department of Urban and Regional Planning, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, conducted a rapid health impact assessment of proposed changes to built environment and transportation access in the Tower Triangle area of the city of Gainesville, in Alachua County, Florida. The HIA focused on how these proposed changes […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled South Lincoln Homes which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Urban; Qualitative research;

South Lincoln Homes

A health impact assessment was completed for a master plan for the South Lincoln housing redevelopment owned by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA). EnviroHealth Consulting completed the HIA and subcontracted to MITHUN firm who was hired by DHA to complete the master plan. In the neighborhood, approximately 38% live in poverty, more than half of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled California Senate Bill 622: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

California Senate Bill 622: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax

Community Health Councils Inc., along with other members of the Los Angeles County Healthy Community Collaborative, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of California Senate Bill 622 (S.B. 622), which would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages manufactured in the state. All revenue (taxes, penalties, and interest) collected under S.B. 622 would […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled South Los Angeles Fast Food Restaurant Density which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; ; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

South Los Angeles Fast Food Restaurant Density

Community Health Councils, Inc. conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to analyze the impact of current policies regulating the density of fast food restaurants in South Los Angeles (South LA), and the potential impact of the proposed new community plans and implementing ordinances. From 2007 to 2010, the City of Los Angeles instituted an Interim […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Humboldt County General Plan Update which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; ; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Humboldt County General Plan Update

The HIA addressed an update of the Humboldt County General Plan. Three growth alternatives to accommodate future population were being considered in the General Plan Update (GPU): 1) denser development in urban areas; 2) some growth to exurban areas; and 3) unrestricted growth throughout the county. Pathways and health issues explored included comments on six […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Fresno County Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; ; ; ; reliable transportation

Fresno County Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies

California’s Senate Bill 375 mandates that each regional government in California develop and adopt plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in part through developing Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies that will guide local land use, transportation, and other decisions important to greenhouse gas emissions.  California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) conducted two health impact […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Central Corridor Area Plan which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; ; Urban; Survey;

Central Corridor Area Plan

The San Francisco departments of Public Health (SFDPH) and Planning used the Sustainable Communities Index (SCI) to describe community assets in the Central Corridor and make recommendations for a plan that will guide development between Market, Townsend, Second, and Sixth streets. SCI, developed by SFDPH in 2007, is a system used to analyze communities based […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Alameda County Goods Movement Planning for Health which includes icons related to the following: clean air; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Alameda County Goods Movement Planning for Health

Through a grant to the San Francisco Study Center, the Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative conducted an HIA to inform development of long-range strategies for moving goods efficiently, reliably, and sustainably within, to, from, and through the county by road, rail, air, and water to be included in the final freight component of the Alameda County […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Farm to School Coordinator in Arkansas which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; children and youth; ; ; basic needs for health and safety

Farm to School Coordinator in Arkansas

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, with technical assistance from Upstream Public Health, conducted an HIA to examine the potential impacts of a state farm-to-school (F2S) coordinator position on the health of the state’s public school students. As of 2017, nearly 1 in 4 Arkansas kindergarteners were overweight or obese, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Pinal Creek Trail which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; rural communities; Rural; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Pinal Creek Trail

The Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Management and Paramount Public Health Services conducted an HIA of a proposed trail along a portion of the Pinal Creek Basin in Globe, Arizona. The HIA explored potential health impacts associated with physical activity, community enrichment and civic pride, social cohesion, vehicle trips, public and personal safety, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Dam which includes icons related to the following: clean air; ; Rural; Quantitative research; thriving natural world

Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Dam

This HIA will provide decision makers with a review of potential positive and negative human health impacts related to the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Dam. The proposed project is located on the Susitna River in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The HIA will be a standalone document that will be incorporated into the Environmental Impact Statement as a […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Red Dog Mine Extension Aqqaluk Project which includes icons related to the following: clean air; tribal communities; Tribal; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Red Dog Mine Extension Aqqaluk Project

The Red Dog Mine, in remote northwest Alaska, is the world’s largest producer of zinc. The company proposed an expansion of the mine. In evaluating this request, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that it would be necessary to do an environmental impact statement (EIS) to assess the impact of the proposed activities on […]
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Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program

The U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) undertook an environmental impact statement (EIS) to inform federal offshore oil and gas plans for five years, spanning 2007-2012.  Areas in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska’s North Coast were among those being considered for oil and gas leasing. The North Slope Borough collaborated with the Alaska Inter-Tribal […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Integrated Activity Plan which includes icons related to the following: clean air; tribal communities; ; GIS mapping; thriving natural world

National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Integrated Activity Plan

This HIA is integrated into the Bureau of Land Management’s new integrated activity plan/environmental impact statement (IAP/EIS) that will guide the agency’s management of the region, including leasing and development of oil and gas resources. The HIA addresses a range of health considerations, including, for example, how future oil and gas exploration and development activities […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 2002 Federal Farm Bill which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; rural communities; Rural; Literature Review; basic needs for health and safety

2002 Federal Farm Bill

An HIA that focused on how the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm Bill) might affect health. The HIA explored health impacts on dietary consumption, food safety, rural income and quality of life, air pollution, and environmental degradation. The HIA found no clear relationship between changes in farm subsidy policy […]
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Arrest Records in Employment Decisions

This mental health impact assessment, or MHIA, focused on a proposal to update the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Policy Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest Records in Employment Decisions. Having undergone an update for the first time in over twenty years, one proposed change was to prohibit employers from asking about arrests as […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Maternity Leave in the Palau Workforce which includes icons related to the following: employment; children and youth; Primary research; meaningful work and wealth

Maternity Leave in the Palau Workforce

The Palau Health Impact Assessment Working Group, in partnership with Ulkerreuil A Klengar, conducted a rapid health impact assessment of S.B. 9-20-SD2, which would require all employers to provide up to three month maternity leave to pregnant employees, with the option for an additional month of unpaid leave. The current law covers maternity leave only […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Rock County CAFO which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; rural communities; Rural; Primary research; thriving natural world

Rock County CAFO

The proposal to build the Rock Prairie Dairy in the Town of Bradford, Wisconsin generated concerns regarding the potential negative health implications that may result from the creation of such a large animal operation. The community was also concerned that concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) regulations were insufficient with respect to public health and did […]
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Employer-Sponsored Transit Subsidies

Data collected from the EasyRide HIA will provide new information that may influence employer decisions to adopt or renew contracts with MTA to provide free or discounted transit passes to their employees. The HIA will highlight health benefits of using transit for daily commuting in Davidson County, such as increased physical activity, improved air quality, […]
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Vermont Paid Sick Leave

The Vermont Department of Health conducted an HIA of a proposed sick leave policy that would provide paid health care time for every 30 hours worked. Employees could use this leave—up to 56 hours annually—to recover from an illness; seek preventive care; provide care for a family member; coordinate social or legal services; and receive […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled SE McLoughlin Boulevard Active Transportation Road Safety Audit which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Qualitative research; reliable transportation

SE McLoughlin Boulevard Active Transportation Road Safety Audit

Oregon Public Health Institute, in partnership with Clackamas County Public Health and the Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, conducted an HIA in 2014 on a road safety audit conducted on a half-mile section of McLoughlin Boulevard (also known as OR 99E) in Jennings Lodge, Oregon. Its aim was to give transportation department staff […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Transitional Jobs Program which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; workers and employees; Primary research; meaningful work and wealth

Transitional Jobs Program

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute conducted an HIA to inform a decision on the status of the Wisconsin Transitional Jobs Program during the spring 2013 session that will shape the 2013-2015 biennial state budget. The HIA focused on the immediate health effects of changes in income related to employment, such as diet, alcohol […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Wind Energy which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; older adults; Primary research; meaningful work and wealth

Wind Energy

The draft Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment is a tool to help community members, elected officials and Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) understand and respond to health-related questions about wind energy developments in Oregon. – This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled North Avenue Corridor in Burlington, Vermont which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; urban communities; Urban; Qualitative research; reliable transportation

North Avenue Corridor in Burlington, Vermont

The Burlington District Office of the Vermont Department of Health conducted a rapid HIA of proposed street improvements on a 2.8-mile corridor of North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. The HIA included a population health profile and a review of public transportation infrastructure and pedestrian, bike, and motorist facilities along the corridor. The proposed upgrades include […]
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Fitchburg-Nine Springs Golf Course

Public Health Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin, conducted an HIA of proposed updates to the master plan for a 33-acre city park property, currently used as the Nine Springs Golf Course in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The land lies in an environmental conservation corridor, is surrounded by several large-scale apartment communities, and is located several blocks from […]
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Regional Climate Action Plan Strategies in Western Massachusetts

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission issued the Pioneer Valley Climate Action and Clean Energy Plan in 2013 to identify strategies that local governments and stakeholders could undertake to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. The commission collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to conduct an HIA that explored the health […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Lincoln Park Small Area Plan which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods

Lincoln Park Small Area Plan

The Minnesota Department of Health conducted an HIA of the potential health effects of the small area plan for the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth. The HIA analyzed how the plan could affect community health and offered recommendations to maximize potential benefits and reduce negative impacts, with a focus on four topics: land use and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled US Highway 550 Improvements which includes icons related to the following: built environment; black, indigenous, and people of color; Urban; Mixed methods;

US Highway 550 Improvements

This HIA looked at a Department of Transportation proposal to redesign a five-lane, federal highway that runs through the small town of Cuba, New Mexico. This rapid HIA, initiated by a community advocacy group, looked at the potential impacts of proposed highway improvements, such as better lighting and sidewalks, on community health, walkability, pedestrian safety, […]
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Simon/Tanger Outlet Mall

The Delaware General Health District conducted an HIA of the proposed 350,000-square-foot Simon Property Group and Tanger Outlets Premium Outlet Mall to be built on approximately 50 acres in Berkshire Township, Ohio. Because of the planned development’s very large geographic footprint in a mostly rural area with access to a nearby interstate, residents expressed concerns […]
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Southeast Kansas Casino

This project is informing Kansas legislators of the potential health risks and benefits of a bill that would facilitate the construction of a new casino in southeast Kansas. While previous discussions about casino development have been limited to potential economic benefit and pathological gambling, the HIA sought to bring additional health effects to the table. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Cloquet Transportation Planning which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Qualitative research; reliable transportation

Cloquet Transportation Planning

The city of Cloquet, in partnership with Arrowhead Regional Development Commission and Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, conducted an HIA to inform revisions to the transportation section of its Comprehensive Plan, which guides the city’s physical, social, and economic development. The HIA used a community survey and literature review to examine the potential […]
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Urban Forest Canopy as a Climate/Health Adaptation

The city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, developed an Urban and Community Forest Management Plan using a street tree inventory that identifies 42,000 street trees and 8,000 stumps or planting sites. Canopy can reduce urban temperatures by 7 degrees Fahrenheit. More urban canopy cover will be critical as temperatures climb as a result of global warming. […]
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Bloomfield Avenue Complete Corridor Plan

The New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative, in partnership with Together North Jersey, completed an HIA to inform the development of a Complete Corridor plan for improvements to an arterial road, Bloomfield Avenue, which transects four towns in Essex County, New Jersey. The HIA assessed the potential impacts related to road lane reductions and lane reconfigurations […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Hood River Farmland Rezone which includes icons related to the following: parks; rural communities; Rural; Primary research; belonging and civic muscle

Hood River Farmland Rezone

The Hood River County Health Department conducted an HIA to examine the health impacts of rezoning 30 acres of former orchards to allow recreational development. The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District purchased the land in 2007. The land is zoned Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) and land use planning as well as potential health […]
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Roundabout at 53rd Street and West Hills Road

The Benton County Health Department conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to assess the potential impacts of installing a roundabout instead of a traditional traffic signal at the intersection of 53rd Street and West Hills Road outside of Corvallis, Oregon.  There is an assisted living and retirement facility at the intersection, as well as a […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Omaha Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Urban; Literature Review; humane housing

Omaha Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan

The Douglas County Health Department conducted an HIA to inform the Omaha Planning Department and City Council’s Deer Park Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan, which will rehabilitate 33 existing properties, construct five new homes, and assemble a range of partners to address future needs of neighborhood residents. Housing has implications for such health issues as lead poisoning, […]
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Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), conducted an HIA of three transit-oriented development projects—Mission Hill/Parcel 25, Bartlett Place/Nuestra Comunidad, and Madison Park/Tropical Foods—in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The HIA informed the projects’ development process and helped define the health metrics to […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility HIA which includes icons related to the following: built environment; black, indigenous, and people of color; Urban; Mixed methods;

Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility HIA

This HIA determined the impacts of the proposed Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility at CSX’s existing Mount Clare Yard in southwest Baltimore City. The facility would transfer freight cargo between trains and trucks, and operate twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. The facility poses potential health concerns that include air and noise pollution and […]
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Kings Ridge Apartments

The Kings Ridge apartments have been traditionally plagued by crime, poverty and poor health. A new management company has purchased the property and developed a community renovation plan which is designed to improve the health, safety and quality of life of residents. This HIA examines the plan and progress, looking at its effects on indicators […]
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Derby District Redevelopment

The HIA looked at the proposed redevelopment of the Derby District in Colorado’s Commerce City commercial core. The HIA considered how the redevelopment might affect issues, such as opportunities for physical activity; access to supermarkets that stock fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods; traffic and personal safety. The HIA made many specific recommendations for measures […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled I-710 Expansion which includes icons related to the following: clean air; Urban; Quantitative research; thriving natural world

I-710 Expansion

Human Impact Partners (HIP) conducted an HIA that addressed the expansion and improvements planned for the I-710 freeway in Los Angeles, a vital transportation artery that links the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to the Southern California region and beyond. A coalition including community groups, academic experts, city, county, regional and federal agencies, […]
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City of Sheridan Comprehensive Plan Update

The Tri-County Health Department conducted an HIA of Sheridan’s Comprehensive Plan update, which is intended to help frame policies that maximize positive health effects and prioritize implementation strategies. The previous Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2004, had focused on programmatic municipal changes and guidance for specific properties in the community. One objective for the new plan […]
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Globeville and Elyria Swansea Neighborhood Plan HIA

The Denver Environmental Health Department is conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) of the neighborhood plans for two North Denver neighborhoods: Globeville and Elyria Swansea. The neighborhood plans are currently being updated through a community engagement process. The HIA will make recommendations for neighborhood planning changes that can positively impact health in these communities with […]
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Farmers Field

In 2012, Human Impact Partners worked with the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), and Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles (PSR-LA) to conduct a rapid HIA of the proposed construction of the 72,000 seat Farmers Field football stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The HIA included […]
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South 12th Avenue Corridor

The Pima County Health Department, in partnership with the City of Tucson, Arizona, conducted a rapid HIA of proposed infrastructure improvements to South 12th Avenue in Tucson. The proposed improvements included bus shelters, sidewalks, lighting, and green space. Using data analyses already conducted by the University of Arizona, the HIA examined potential health impacts associated […]
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Aerotropolis Atlanta

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), a research center of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, conducted a comprehensive HIA on the site of a former Ford assembly plant. The location contained several contaminated industrial sites that were cleaned in preparation for the repurposing of this land. The 122-acre site, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Ortiz Avenue Road Widening which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; people living in poverty; Qualitative research; reliable transportation

Ortiz Avenue Road Widening

Researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University, in partnership with the Tice Historic Community Planning Panel, completed a rapid HIA of a road-widening project in a primarily low-income minority community in Lee County, Florida. In 2010 Lee County Department of Transportation completed the design plans for Ortiz Avenue. These design plans identified a four-lane, divided road […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Daniel Morgan Avenue Road Diet which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Daniel Morgan Avenue “Road Diet”

The HIA examined the potential health impacts of the proposed re-striping and “road diet” of a downtown Spartanburg arterial road, Daniel Morgan Avenue (DMA). A road diet is a technique to reduce the number of lanes on a roadway to provide safe space for pedestrians and cyclists. The proposed road diet in Spartanburg would reduce […]
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Chukchi Sea Planning Area-Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 and Seismic Surveying Activities

The U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) proposed to lease offshore areas in Alaska’s northern coastal region, and undertook an environmental impact statement (EIS) to inform their decision making on this proposal. The North Slope Borough, in collaboration with the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council (a nonprofit organization representing Alaska’s tribes), completed a rapid HIA of the draft […]
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Family Responsibility Statements in Judicial Decisions

The Special Project for Families Affected by Incarceration and the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness conducted an HIA to examine the impact of using a family responsibility statement during the sentencing of a parent or primary caregiver. In the Louisville metropolitan area, the growing and disparate impact of parental incarceration on children’s health […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled South Thornton Revitalization Subarea Plan which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

South Thornton Revitalization Subarea Plan

In 2011, a Colorado-based nonprofit conducted an HIA to determine the impact of South Thornton’s revitalization subarea plan on healthy eating and active living. The HIA focused on key indicators derived from the Healthy Development Measurement Tool: public infrastructure and access to goods and services; social connections and communication; and transportation options. Potential health outcomes […]
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Bottineau Transitway

Hennepin County’s Department of Housing, Community Works and Transit (HCWT) conducted an HIA to inform planning decisions on the proposed Bottineau Transitway. The transitway proposal would create a new bus or light rail line extending from downtown Minneapolis through North Minneapolis and into neighboring suburbs. The HIA was coordinated with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement […]
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City Heights Skatepark

Mid-City Community Advocacy Network and its Youth Council worked with Human Impact Partners to conduct an HIA to examine health and equity implications of a skatepark proposal in City Heights, a neighborhood in San Diego. Obesity rates in City Heights are higher than those in San Diego County overall, and the neighborhood has an inadequate […]
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I-5 Columbia River Crossing

This HIA, led by the Multnomah County Health Department in collaboration with several other organizations, examined the health impacts of proposed alternatives for a renovation and expansion of the Interstate 5 Columbia River crossing between Oregon and Washington. The HIA was completed to inform an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project being undertaken by […]
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Mid-Michigan Fair and Affordable Housing Plan

This health impact assessment will inform the development of a five-year fair and affordable housing plan by incorporating potential health impacts, social equity, and environmental justice into future housing policies The plan will also incorporate findings of an affordable housing study being conducted by Michigan State University. FAHP’s planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide […]
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Planning for Parks, Green Space, and Trails in Greenville’s West Side

The HIA recommended that the city take steps to mitigate the potential effects of gentrification and displacement, such as making adequate affordable housing stock available and minimizing displacement, evictions, and foreclosures that may occur as a result of the potential park and additional redevelopment. The assessment also recommended that the park include a means to […]
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West North Avenue Streetscape Plan

The Baltimore City Health Department conducted an HIA of the West North Avenue Streetscape Plan, an urban redevelopment project for a major east-west corridor in the city. The HIA sought to determine the impacts of alternative streetscape design features on the health of residents and to identify design priorities that would promote community health. Consultation […]
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Long Beach Housing Element

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Housing Long Beach, and Human Impact Partners conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of the Housing Element of the City of Long Beach General Plan. This update is required every eight years by the State of California. The HIA focused on housing affordability, quality, and location. The HIA made […]
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Texas Water and Sanitation

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), conducted an HIA to inform the village of Vinton of the health impacts of proposed water and sanitation improvement projects. Vinton is a small border town with high levels of unemployment […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled SugarHouse Casino which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Urban; Qualitative research

SugarHouse Casino

The Center for Health Equity at Drexel University School of Public Health conducted a rapid HIA on the potential health impacts of a slot machine casino under construction in a residential area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The HIA identified five major pathways through which the casino could impact health: employment, traffic congestion, physical activity, problem gambling […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Massachusetts Speed Limit Bill which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; children and youth; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Massachusetts Speed Limit Bill

This HIA considered the impacts of proposed legislation in Massachusetts to lower the default speed limit on local roads from 30 miles per hour (mph) to 25 mph. The HIA examined potential impacts to injuries, air pollution, safety, and physical activity from a reduction in speed. The HIA determined that the proposed legislation could have […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled East Bay Greenway which includes icons related to the following: clean air; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

East Bay Greenway

The HIA addressed a proposed plan for twelve miles of pedestrian and biking trails under the elevated Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) tracks from East Oakland to Hayward, known as the East Bay Greenway. Some of the influences on health that were considered include, the opportunity for increased physical activity, the greening of the landscape, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Adams Park which includes icons related to the following: parks; urban communities; Urban; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Adams Park

Adams Park is a 68 acre greenspace in Omaha, Nebraska located right next to the Malcolm X birth site and two elementary schools.  The surrounding community is predominantly African American and experiences significant health disparities as well as diminished access to healthy, affordable food.  – This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Ice Age Trail Expansion-Marquette County, Wisconsin which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; Rural; Qualitative research; belonging and civic muscle

Ice Age Trail Expansion-Marquette County, Wisconsin

The purpose of this Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was to assess the potential health impacts of the expansion of the Ice Age Trail on broad determinants of health, including the built environment, economy, and social connectedness. The Ice Age Trail is a walking path that traverses the state of Wisconsin, highlighting the geological features resulting from […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Menu Labeling which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; Urban; Quantitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Menu Labeling

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to investigate how 2007 California Senate Bill 120 and 2008 Senate Bill 1420 could impact the obesity epidemic. The proposed laws outline requirements for chain restaurants to provide nutritional information. The HIA found that menu labeling in these restaurants would likely result in modest […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Mystic Island Voluntary Buyout Scenarios which includes icons related to the following: Extreme weather events; Urban; Survey; thriving natural world

Mystic Island Voluntary Buyout Scenarios

Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in partnership with New Jersey Future and Little Egg Harbor Township, will complete an HIA to assess the potential health implications of a coordinated voluntary buyout strategy in the Mystic Island area, which was severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Buyout programs use federal funds to help […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Maine Paid Sick Days which includes icons related to the following: employment; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Maine Paid Sick Days

This health impact assessment (HIA) addressed a Maine-specific version of the federal Healthy Families Act, a bill that would have entitled an employee to accrue paid sick time at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, up to nine days per year. The pathways and health issues explored included: 1) the spread […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Coal and Clean Energy Options in Kentucky which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; general population; Rural; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Coal and Clean Energy Options in Kentucky

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation conducted an HIA of coal and clean energy options in the state of Kentucky. The HIA provided a health-based screening of the life cycle of coal from point of extraction to disposal of byproducts. These impacts are compared to those associated with energy efficiency and renewable energy options proposed in the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Oakland Education to Employment Academy which includes icons related to the following: education; children and youth; Urban; Primary research; lifelong learning

Oakland Education to Employment Academy

Youth UpRising conducted an HIA to inform the Oakland school board’s planning and implementation of a secondary, specialized learning academy within a low-performing high school in East Oakland. Located in a community with high crime, violence, poverty, and unemployment, Castlemont High School faces disinvestment, decreased enrollment, and a dropout rate of 40 percent. The academy […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Curry County Housing Stock Upgrade Initiative Pilot which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Rural; Mixed methods; humane housing

Curry County Housing Stock Upgrade Initiative Pilot

The HIA examined the potential health impacts on Curry County, Oregon, residents’ health of upgraded manufactured housing and recommended ways to tailor the housing stock improvements pilot program to meet health needs. The HIA found that replacing older manufactured homes could significantly boost health by improving indoor air quality, reducing falls, and contributing to positive […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Potential Utility Fee to Fund Columbia Transit which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people living in poverty; Urban; Survey; reliable transportation

Potential Utility Fee to Fund Columbia Transit

The Columbia Transit system is stressed due to increased student ridership, new routes, budget cuts, and higher fuel costs. The Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services conducted a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) in response to the Columbia Transit System Expansion HIA completed in 2012. The Columbia, Missouri City Council requested an HIA […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Poultry Litter-Fired Power Plant which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; rural communities; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Poultry Litter-Fired Power Plant

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) conducted an HIA to inform decisions regarding a proposed biomass power plant that would burn poultry litter in Virginia.  The Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia is among the nation’s largest producers of poultry. The litter produced by poultry farms is of particular concern because, when applied as fertilizer, the runoff can […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Colorado Statewide Regulatory Structure for Retail Marijuana which includes icons related to the following: substance use; children and youth; Suburban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Colorado Statewide Regulatory Structure for Retail Marijuana

The Colorado School of Public Health and Colorado’s Children’s Hospital conducted a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) on the final regulatory structure for retail marijuana in Colorado. Amendment 64 legalized and set preliminary regulations for recreational marijuana sales to adults over 21 years of age. The HIA intended to inform the State’s final regulatory structure. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled North Yahara Future Urban Development Area which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; older adults; Literature Review; basic needs for health and safety

North Yahara Future Urban Development Area

In fall 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Wisconsin Capital Region a $2 million, three-year Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grant (SCRPG), with the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) serving as the lead agency. Recognizing that regional challenges —healthy environment, mobility, economic opportunities for all, and quality of life— […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Delridge Corridor Multimodal Improvement Project which includes icons related to the following: built environment; general population; Urban; Primary research; humane housing

Delridge Corridor Multimodal Improvement Project

University of Washington graduate students, in partnership with the Seattle Departments of Transportation and Planning and Development, conducted a rapid HIA of the Delridge Corridor Project. The plan is part of a broader city effort to transform major roads and neighboring streets into safer and healthier public places. The health pathways explored included zoning, mobility, […]
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Sunport Boulevard Extension

Human Impact Partners, along with residents of the San Jose neighborhood, local advocacy organizations, and the New Mexico Department of Health, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of the Sunport Boulevard project in south Albuquerque, New Mexico. The project would extend the road as a four-lane divided highway for about a half-mile past its current […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled St. Paul Emerald Ash Borer Policy which includes icons related to the following: clean air; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

St. Paul Emerald Ash Borer Policy

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, or MPCA, conducted an HIA on St. Paul’s efforts to address the threat posed by the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle destroying Minnesota’s 930 million ash trees. Research shows strong links between tree cover and a range of health impacts. Trees filter pollutants and improve air quality, lowering rates […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Augusta Lane Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Suburban; Literature Review; reliable transportation

Augusta Lane Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

The Washington County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division, in partnership with the Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation, conducted a rapid HIA in 2014 to identify the potential health impacts of building a bicycle and pedestrian bridge to join two sections of SW Augusta Lane over Beaverton Creek in […]
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Shawnee Fossil Plant

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation, in collaboration with the Purchase District Health Department, conducted an HIA to inform decisions on whether to retire or retrofit the coal-fired Shawnee Fossil Plant in McCracken County. The HIA also informed the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Integrated Resource Planning, which guides future energy production scenarios. Data indicate that rates of asthma, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Natural Gas Development in Battlement Mesa, Garfield County, Colorado which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; Rural; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Natural Gas Development in Battlement Mesa, Garfield County, Colorado

The Colorado School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Garfield County Public Health Department, is conducting an HIA to assess the potential health implications of a 200-well natural gas development proposal within the community of Battlement Mesa, Colorado. This HIA, requested and funded by the Garfield County Commissioners in response to a citizen petition […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; Urban; Focus groups; basic needs for health and safety

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

This HIA informed the Illinois General Assembly’s deliberations on legislative proposals to seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ban the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for purchasing sugar-sweetened beverages. – This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Red Line Regional Commuter Rail-North Carolina which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Red Line Regional Commuter Rail-North Carolina

Davidson Design for Life, in collaboration with Davidson College students in a Public Health Policy, Practice and Ethics course, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of a proposed regional commuter rail project connecting Mooresville to Charlotte, North Carolina using existing Norfolk Southern rail. The project would offer increased freight business, as well as the opportunity […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Lowry Corridor, Phase 2  which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research;

Lowry Corridor, Phase 2

The HIA addressed the health impacts of the planned Phase 2 reconstruction of the Lowry Avenue Corridor, a five-mile thoroughfare located north of downtown Minneapolis. Some of the influences on health explored in the HIA included social and cultural change as the economic characteristics of the neighborhood evolve; employment and economy; environmental issues, such as […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Oregon Farm-to-School Legislation which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; children and youth; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Oregon Farm-to-School Legislation

Upstream Public Health, a public policy non-profit based in Portland, Oregon, conducted a novel health impact assessment (HIA) of proposed legislation in Oregon. Oregon House Bill (HB) 2800 would provide state funds to purchase locally-grown foods for schools, set up school teaching gardens, and conduct nutrition education. The lessons learned from this project could be […]
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Single-Room Occupancy Hotels in San Francisco

The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to explore how three policies it was considering could improve health for residents in single-room occupancy hotels, which serve as the biggest source of inexpensive housing for the city’s most vulnerable populations, such as seniors, adults with disabilities, and children. They typically offer an 8-by-10 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Hartford Neighborhood Revitalization and Sustainability Plan which includes icons related to the following: neighborhood safety; urban communities; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Hartford Neighborhood Revitalization and Sustainability Plan

Community Solutions, with Michael Singer Studio, conducted an HIA of the development of a revitalization and sustainability plan for Northeast, a neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut. The HIA examined how changes to existing land use, utilities, housing conditions, open space, and access to transportation and healthy food could positively affect residents’ health, safety, and economic opportunities. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Pioneer Square Neighborhood Plan which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people experiencing homelessness; Urban; Mixed methods

Pioneer Square Neighborhood Plan

A graduate class at the University of Washington conducted an HIA of the Pioneer Square 2015 plan, A Strategy for Seattle’s First Neighborhood. Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original neighborhood, is home to a large percentage of the city’s mentally ill, disabled, and homeless individuals and families. The HIA considered the connections between neighborhood characteristics, such as […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Genesee Valley Greenway which includes icons related to the following: parks; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Genesee Valley Greenway

The 90-mile Genesee Valley Greenway (GVG) State Park in western New York is an open-space corridor that passes through woodlands, wetlands, valleys, farmlands, glacial gorges, and historic villages as part of an interstate trail system. This HIA focused on the northernmost 50-mile portion in Monroe and Livingston counties. Addressing current issues related to public access, […]
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Wastewater Infrastructure in Fresno County

The Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability conducted an HIA to inform decisions about wastewater infrastructure in the Fresno County (California) General Plan Update and to evaluate wastewater infrastructure health effects in Riverside County. Densely populated neighborhoods in Fresno and Riverside counties lack access to municipal wastewater services and instead rely on septic systems or […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Spring Garden Street Greenway which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Urban; Quantitative research

Spring Garden Street Greenway

University of Pennsylvania graduate students and fellows conducted this health impact assessment (HIA) on the proposed Spring Garden Street Greenway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 2.2 mile long greenway would connect the existing Delaware River and Schuylkill River Trails. The HIA examined how the greenway could potentially impact health through increased opportunities for active transportation and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Pittsburg Railroad Avenue Transit-Oriented Development which includes icons related to the following: healthcare access; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Pittsburg Railroad Avenue Transit-Oriented Development

The HIA addressed the Pittsburg Railroad Avenue Specific Plan, which included a new commuter rail (BART) station located in the middle of State Highway 4. The proposed station would be surrounded by “transit-oriented development,” which would include almost 1,600 housing units, 450,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, and pedestrian and bike improvements. All […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Nuisance Abatement Plan in Superior, Nebraska which includes icons related to the following: neighborhood safety; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Nuisance Abatement Plan in Superior, Nebraska

The South Heartland District Health Department, with technical assistance from the Douglas County Health Department and Human Impact Partners, conducted an HIA of implementation of Phase 2 of a nuisance abatement plan in Superior, Nebraska. The plan was intended to help identify, enforce, and resolve problems such as vacant or unsecured properties, dilapidated structures, junk […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Kane County Farmland Protection which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; rural communities; Rural; Primary research;

Kane County Farmland Protection

This HIA studied a proposed amendment to Ordinance 01-67, the Farmland Protection Program, which has operated for 10 years and resulted in the permanent protection of over 5,500 acres of farmland. The amendment would broaden annual investments to include small and organic farms producing fruits, vegetables, and meat, and is intended in part to increase […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 24th Street Road Diet which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; black, indigenous, and people of color; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

24th Street Road Diet

This HIA assessed a proposal by the City of Omaha to include a center turn lane on South 24th Street – the major corridor through Omaha’s Latino community. This type of change, which involves going from four lanes to three, is commonly called a road diet. The HIA considered the impacts on the top concerns for South […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Child And Adult Care Food Program Nutrition Standards which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; children and youth; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Child and Adult Care Food Program Nutrition Standards

The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, conducted an HIA to inform the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s work on creation and implementation of a final rule updating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition standards. The program provides funding for […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Proposed Coal Mine at Wishbone Hill which includes icons related to the following: clean air; rural communities; Rural; Qualitative research; thriving natural world

Proposed Coal Mine at Wishbone Hill

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 […]
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PlanOKC HIA

The Oklahoma City Planning Department, in partnership with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department and the city Office of Sustainability, conducted an HIA of “planokc,” a comprehensive plan consisting of eight major elements: future land use; transportation; environmental and natural resources; communities; preservation, appearance, and culture; parks and recreation; economic development; and public services. The HIA […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Food System Planning in Davidson, North Carolina which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; Rural; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Food System Planning in Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson Design for Life conducted a health impact assessment of the existing food environment in Davidson, North Carolina. The HIA sought to inform partnering stakeholders and the Davidson Board of Commissioners on ways to increase access to local, healthy foods and ways to increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables for vulnerable populations such as […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled California Domestic Worker Equality, Fairness and Dignity Act which includes icons related to the following: employment; workers and employees; Urban; Primary research; meaningful work and wealth

California Domestic Worker Equality, Fairness and Dignity Act

The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to assess the impact of California Assembly Bill 889, which proposed extending labor protections including overtime compensation, meal and rest periods, and uninterrupted sleep periods with compensation to domestic workers. The HIA focused specifically on two provisions of the bill: amending California Workers’ Compensation legislation […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Macon, Georgia Second Street Redevelopment Plan which includes icons related to the following: built environment; people living in poverty; Urban; Qualitative research;

Macon, Georgia Second Street Redevelopment Plan

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to conduct an HIA to explore the health impact associated with the redevelopment of a downtown corridor in Macon, Georgia. The population in the study area faces a variety of health challenges, such as low socioeconomic status and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Massachusetts Proposed Expungement Bill which includes icons related to the following: adverse childhood experiences; justice-involved populations; Survey; basic needs for health and safety

Massachusetts Proposed Expungement Bill

This rapid health impact assessment (RHIA) evaluated the mental health effects of Massachusetts bill S. 900, which proposed to require that the state expunge criminal records for individuals who committed their offenses before the age of 21. Students in the healthy cities course in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Proposed Expansion of Bus Routes in Marion County, Indiana which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Proposed Expansion of Bus Routes in Marion County, Indiana

IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, proposed tripling existing bus service in the Greater Indianapolis area. The Indiana University Center for Health Policy, in collaboration with the county health department and the local metropolitan planning organization, developed a curriculum for a graduate level HIA course. In the first half of the course, students were exposed […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled San Pablo Corridor which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; humane housing

San Pablo Corridor

The HIA addressed a decision about where to locate affordable housing along a high-traffic transit and retail corridor in Richmond and El Cerrito, California. The HIA was done in conjunction with a planning process for revitalization of the corridor. Pathways and health issues explored included neighborhood “health assets” (e.g., parks, trails, community centers, schools, transit […]
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Municipal Water Reuse in Kansas

The Kansas Water Vision plan calls for an evaluation of uses of lower-quality water in the state so the Kansas Health Institute conducted a health impact assessment to examine how municipal water reuse might affect the health of state residents. The study analyzed seven factors related to water reuse that could affect health in Kansas: […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Traffic Speed Impacts on State Highway 99 in Corvallis, Oregon which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; children and youth; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Traffic Speed Impacts on State Highway 99 in Corvallis, Oregon

Benton County Health Services (BCHS) conducted an HIA to assess potential impacts of a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit on a one-mile stretch of Highway 99W, which is South Third Street, in south Corvallis, Oregon. The HIA investigated potential impacts that a lower speed limit would have on active transportation, traffic safety, social networks, and access […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled California State Gas Tax Alternatives which includes icons related to the following: clean air; Stakeholder interviews; thriving natural world

California State Gas Tax Alternatives

The Center for Health Advancement at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to identify potential health effects of proposed changes to California’s state gas tax, such as replacing the tax with a mileage-based user fee. The HIA investigated whether any of the alternatives would adversely affect existing socio-economic […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Minnesota Drug Sentencing Reform which includes icons related to the following: Incarceration; justice-involved populations; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Minnesota Drug Sentencing Reform

The Council on Crime and Justice conducted an HIA to inform the Minnesota State Legislature’s decision to reform state drug sentencing laws by providing evidence-based information about the potential health impacts on individuals, families, and communities. The findings and recommendations show that particular changes in the proposed legislation could yield positive (or negative) health outcomes […]
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Topeka Bike Share

The Kansas University School of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, in partnership with the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority, conducted an HIA to inform the implementation and possible expansion of a bike share program in Topeka, Kansas. The assessment looked at how bike sharing, cycling, and active transport could affect physical activity levels, safety and incidences […]
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Sellwood Bridge Replacement

The HIA, undertaken by the Multnomah County Health Department, assessed the potential health benefits and adverse impacts of the proposed Sellwood Bridge replacement in Multnomah County, Oregon. The HIA addressed a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) that had been undertaken by Multnomah County. The purpose of the HIA was to forecast the positive and negative […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Maricopa County Sodium and Nutrition Standards Procurement Policy which includes icons related to the following: nutrition; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Maricopa County Sodium and Nutrition Standards Procurement Policy

Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) conducted an HIA to evaluate county departments’ food procurement policies and nutrition and sodium standards. The HIA explored how proposed policies intended to reduce sodium consumption through better access to affordable, healthy food options could improve public health and cut costs for the county by lowering residents’ blood […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Waters' Edge Development which includes icons related to the following: housing; older adults; Urban; Quantitative research; humane housing

Waters’ Edge Development

At the request of the developer, Actual Communities LLC, Safe and Healthy Communities conducted a rapid HIA of Waters’ Edge, a proposed development for residents 55 and older in Fort Collins, Colorado. The HIA focused on maximizing health benefits for the 900 homes, retail businesses, and services proposed for the community and on how residents […]
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Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan

Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability conducted an HIA as part of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan, funded through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant. The plan is a multifaceted, 25-year project with the goal of creating connected communities in the tri-state region where all […]
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City of Minneapolis Above the Falls Master Plan

This HIA informed revisions to the City of Minneapolis Above the Falls Master Plan, which will guide redevelopment of an industrial area along the upper Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis. The Master Plan, being drafted by the City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development, is intended to increase public access and use of […]
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Eastern Neighborhoods Community Plans

The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA in response to community requests in the Mission, South of Market, and Potrero Hill neighborhoods. The HIA addressed a range of factors in the community plans that could affect health, including housing affordability; the potential that low-income residents could be displaced; the availability of safe […]
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Sacramento Safe Routes to School

The UCLA School of Public Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Project MOVE, conducted an HIA on the health impacts of the Sacramento Safe Routes to School Program. The program seeks to reduce the number of children killed while walking and biking to school, and foster an active lifestyle among […]
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Jewish Home of San Francisco Pedestrian Infrastructure

The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to analyze pedestrian safety conditions around the proposed Jewish Home of San Francisco, a senior housing and retail project along the Mission Street corridor in the Outer Mission/Excelsior neighborhoods. The report analyzed the site’s characteristics for transit, transportation, neighborhood demographics, and pedestrian injury factors, and […]
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Alcohol Outlet Density in the Greenbush-Vilas Neighborhood, Madison, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of an Alcohol Limiting Density Ordinance (ALDO) to determine how the health of residents and visitors of the Greenbush-Vilas Neighborhood would be affected. The neighborhood is adjacent to the football stadium and campus of the University of Wisconsin. To address the consequences […]
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Proposed Weymouth Compressor Station

In collaboration with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the Massachusetts Departments of Environmental Protection and Public Health conducted an HIA on a proposed natural gas transmission compressor station to be constructed in the town of Weymouth, Massachusetts. The proposal is part of a private sector energy infrastructure investment plan and is subject to federal and […]
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Worksite Wellness in Davidson, NC

In 2014, the Davidson Design for Life initiative conducted an HIA to predict the health impacts of improving worksite wellness in Davidson, North Carolina. Physical working conditions, such as exposure to hazardous chemicals, can affect a person’s health. Schedules, commuting time, and other work-related issues can also impact health and well-being. The organization reviewed literature, […]
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Fresh Foods Market in Central City New Orleans

Once a vibrant commercial corridor, the communities along Claiborne Avenue in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans have suffered economic divestment since the 1960s. Because Claiborne is a major transportation and commercial artery, the corridor is slated for investment and redevelopment, and the Livable Claiborne Communities Initiative (LCC) would like to ensure that health […]
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Androscoggin Greenway Plan

This HIA, conducted by the Maine Network of Healthy Communities, was designed to assist a land trust and affiliated communities with prioritizing several proposed trails in an urban setting. In the 1990s, the Androscoggin Land Trust and the National Park Service’s River and Trails Program developed the Androscoggin River Corridor Greenway Plan. This HIA assessed […]
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Tumalo Community Plan

This HIA was designed to examine the health implications of policies contained within a proposed community plan for Tumalo, Oregon. The Tumalo Community Plan (TCP) was one small part of a larger, comprehensive 20-year plan update for Deschutes County. The determinants of health that were assessed by this HIA include: physical activity; traffic safety; “rural […]
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Raising the Legal Tobacco Purchase and Use Age to 21 in Utah

Utah legislators were urged by coalitions and associations to consider raising the legal age of tobacco purchases from 19 to 21. During the 2015 legislative session, In response to requests from civic coalitions and associations, Representative Powell proposed a bill to raise the legal age of tobacco purchases from 19 to 21 in 2015. A […]
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Zoning and Student Housing in La Plaza Vieja

The La Plaza Vieja Neighborhood Association, residents of Arrowhead Village, Hermosa Vida community organizers, the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University, and an independent HIA consultant conducted a rapid HIA to examine the potential health effects a local rezoning proposal intended to accommodate new student housing in Flagstaff, Arizona. The HIA found that the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Addressing Mental Health and Physical Activity in K-12 Children in Colorado Springs which includes icons related to the following: healthcare access; children and youth; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Addressing Mental Health and Physical Activity in K-12 Children in Colorado Springs

The Colorado School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado collaborated on a pilot project to integrate HIA into hospital community benefit activities. The HIA conducted a program assessment and reviewed literature and evidence-based approaches to implementing school-based health centers (SBHCs). SBHCs provide medical and nonmedical services to children who are underinsured, uninsured, or do […]
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Earned Income Tax Credit in Arkansas

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, in partnership with Children’s HealthWatch, conducted an HIA to examine the potential health effects of creating a state-level, refundable earned income tax credit (EITC). Specifically, it considered how an EITC could affect Arkansas residents’ general health, children’s health, maternal depressive symptoms, low birth weight, childhood development delays, and obesity.  […]
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HOPE VI to HOPE SF: San Francisco Public Housing Redevelopment

The HIA provided a retrospective analysis of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) HOPE VI efforts to rebuild two affordable housing projects in San Francisco, California. The goal of the HIA was to highlight health impacts of redevelopment of public housing more generally by building capacity to conduct HIAs and informing the […]
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Alcohol Outlet Density-Marathon County, Wisconsin

The purpose of this HIA was to assess the impact of an alcohol outlet density policy on the community’s health, specifically underage drinking and drinking and driving behaviors. While there was no specific policy under review at the onset of the project, strategies to limit liquor-licensing practices at the municipal level were evaluated, specifically a […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; Urban; Quantitative research; meaningful work and wealth

Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance

The HIA addressed the health implications of the City of Los Angeles’ Living Wage Ordinance, which gave an employer the ability to choose whether to provide health insurance or additional income. Increased income and increased likelihood of health insurance are the major factors driving the ordinance’s impacts on health, and for this analysis mortality was […]
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Caño Martin Peña

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit in New York City conducted an HIA to inform Puerto Rican policy makers on their decision to fund a comprehensive development plan for improving sanitation infrastructure, as well as dredging and removing heavily polluted sludge from a two-mile stretch of the Caño […]
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Funding for New York State’s Correctional Education Programs

Human Impact Partners, in collaboration with the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, conducted an HIA to inform the New York State Legislature’s consideration of S. 975/A. 2870 (2015), a bill that would repeal the ban on providing student financial aid awards for postsecondary education to incarcerated persons through the state’s Tuition Assistance Program. The […]
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Building Capacity in HIA on the U.S.-Mexico Border Through Practice, Training, and Collaborative Partnerships

The University of Texas, El Paso conducted an HIA focused on public transportation. The HIA solicited community input regarding transportation needs within Doña Ana County, New Mexico, between Las Cruces and rural towns in southern areas of the state. The final report recommended designing public transportation routes to increase residents’ access to health-promoting and educational […]
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Sunnydale Public Housing Redevelopment

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is undertaking an HIA to provide information on the planning of a public housing redevelopment. The effort is part of an initiative to link housing and public health goals in the San Francisco area. Other similar HIAs underway—addressing redevelopment of Potrero and Westside Courts public housing sites—will focus […]
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Mojave Desert Utility-Scale Solar Project

The National Indian Justice Center conducted an HIA of a proposed utility-scale solar project that focused on potential health risks and benefits for neighboring Native American communities in the Mojave Desert. Key decision-makers included the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the California Energy Commission, the Department of Defense, and private developers. The renewable energy project […]
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California Assembly Bill 346: Joint Use Projects and Eligibility for State Assistance

A rapid HIA completed by a student at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley to examine the potential health outcomes as joint use agreements eligible for state funding are expanded under California AB 346. – This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The […]
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Water Infrastructure and Sanitation on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The University of Texas, El Paso conducted an HIA focused on water infrastructure to help the city of Presidio, Texas, decide whether to extend its water system to the neighboring colonia* of Las Pampas, which lacks a treated water supply. Inadequate access to safe water puts people at greater risk of gastrointestinal illnesses such as […]
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Xcel Energy Corridor Trail

The HIA assessed the health benefits and obstacles to the Xcel Energy Corridor Trail. The trail is planned as part of a larger bicycle and transportation plan. Some of the pathways and health issues explored included safety, accessibility, social capital, social interaction, mental health, physical activity, water and air quality, land use and traffic. The […]
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South Hill Redevelopment

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, in collaboration with the city of Puyallup, conducted an HIA to assess potential health impacts of a proposed redevelopment plan for the neighborhood of South Hill in Washington state. The HIA focused on identifying existing health conditions, risks and needs in the community, and to assess the long term impacts […]
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Vancouver Comprehensive Plan Revision

Clark County Public Health conducted a rapid HIA to examine the potential health impacts of Vancouver, Washington’s comprehensive plan revision. The HIA focused on two determinants of health: physical activity and access to healthy food. The HIA found that the proposed planning, policy and zoning changes will likely have positive impacts on the community by […]
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Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Regional Transportation Plan

Yavapai County Community Health Services conducted an HIA of an update to the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization’s regional transportation plan. The project studied how transit and other proposed transportation alternatives could affect the health of the most vulnerable populations in this rural area. Funded through the CDC’s Healthy Community Design Initiative.   – This […]
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Cuyahoga County Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) is conducting an HIA to examine the health effects of the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) planning project for key intersections of the four mile stretch of Euclid Avenue in Euclid, Ohio.  At this time, the plan intends to produce specific recommendations for 1) pedestrian and bicycle […]
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Bullhead City Rotary Park Rapid

A planned expansion of Rotary Park in Bullhead City would feature development of approximately 38 acres to include additional soccer, football, and baseball fields, as well as parking. The Mohave County Department of Public Health used a $20,000 grant to conduct a rapid HIA to consider the health impacts of the prospective park expansion. The […]
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College Park/University of Maryland Metro and MARC Station TDDP/TDOZ

HIAs are mandated for new development projects in Prince George’s County, Maryland (County Bill CB-41-2011). This legislation builds health into policies, provides a tool to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases and injuries, and requests that the county Planning Board refer site plans at specific stages to the county Health Department for HIA review. The […]
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Interstate 75 Focus Area Study

This HIA reviewed the final recommendations of the Revive Cincinnati: Neighborhoods of the Mill Creek Valley for health impacts to adjacent neighborhood residents arising from infrastructure improvements to Interstate 75. I-75 is a major north-south transportation corridor that bisects the City of Cincinnati and impacts a number of diverse neighborhoods. – This Health Impact Assessment […]
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Utility Rulemaking on Connecticut’s Public Benefit Fund

National Association of State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is supporting a Weatherization Plus Health pilot in Connecticut, collaborating with the CT Association for Community Action (CAFCA) and community action agency New Opportunities, Inc. (NOI) to deliver integrated weatherization and healthy homes interventions to low-income households. Securing funding that is adequate, flexible, and sustainable is vital […]
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Street Design Ordinance in Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson Design for Life, in collaboration with Davidson College students in a Public Health Policy, Practice, and Ethics course, conducted an HIA of the current Davidson street design standards to inform a rewrite of the town’s planning ordinance, scheduled to be adopted in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The HIA considered the impacts of street design […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Kern County Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies which includes icons related to the following: clean air; Quantitative research; thriving natural world

Kern County Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies

California’s Senate Bill 375 mandates that each regional government in California develop and adopt plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in part through developing Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies that will guide local land use, transportation, and other decisions important to greenhouse gas emissions. This is one of two HIAs CRLA is conducting […]
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Boston Living Wage Ordinance

The Boston Public Health Commission conducted an HIA to inform upcoming decisions by the mayor and City Council on proposed changes to the Boston Living Wage Ordinance. The law, first passed in 1998, was designed to ensure that employees of city contractors would earn a wage that allows a family of four to live at […]
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California Paid Sick Days

The HIA addressed California Assembly Bill 2716: Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act of 2008. The bill would have entitled an employee who works in California to accrue paid sick time at a rate of no less than one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to nine days per year. An […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Washington County's Active Transportation Policies which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; suburban communities; Primary research; reliable transportation

Washington County’s Active Transportation Policies

This HIA provided information to Washington County’s leaders and planners as they updated the county’s active transportation policies, and made decisions about the design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in upcoming transportation projects. The goals of the HIA were to understand barriers to biking and walking in Washington County, and research the connections between health, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Transit Oriented Development Within Nashville's Northeast Corridor which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Transit Oriented Development Within Nashville’s Northeast Corridor

The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is creating a 30-mile transportation system between downtown Nashville and Gallatin, Tennessee. The three transit-oriented development (TOD) sites will be Madison, Hendersonville, and Gallatin. The Nashville MPO initiated a Northeast Corridor Study to develop a strategy for implementation. The HIA looked at design factors that would promote engaging […]
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Eastside Greenway Project

This health impact assessment will inform and influence planning and implementation decisions related to the establishment of a trail and greenway network traversing diverse communities on Cuyahoga County’s eastside. The Eastside Greenway was initiated to connect the eastside of Cleveland and thirteen eastside suburbs through a unified trail system, connecting neighborhoods to parks, employment and […]
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East Harlem Neighborhood Plan

East Harlem has lost more than 1,500 affordable housing units since 2011 and is projected to lose nearly 7,000 more over the next decade. The New York Academy of Medicine conducted a rapid health impact assessment to examine the potential health effects of the mandatory inclusionary housing policy outlined in New York City’s East Harlem […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Jack London Senior Housing which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; older adults; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Jack London Senior Housing

The HIA addressed a proposed residential and commercial development at the Jack London Gateway (JLG) in Oakland, California. The project included 55 units of low-income senior housing and an additional 14,000 feet of retail space in an underutilized parking lot of an existing shopping plaza. The site is close to several interstate freeways and to […]
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Fort DuPont Redevelopment Project

The Fort DuPont Master Planning and Feasibility Analysis began in October 2012 with the aim of determining the best future use of the underutilized 450-acre site owned/managed by the State. The adoption of a final master plan for the Fort DuPont complex will set the direction for future development of the site; however, the plan […]
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Kansas Corporate Farming Law

The Kansas Health Institute conducted an HIA on the Kansas Agriculture Growth and Rural Investment Initiative, which was introduced during the state’s 2013 legislative session. The bill would remove operating restrictions for certain agribusinesses and amend the definitions of limited agriculture partnerships, family farm corporations, and other ownership structures. Though it received a hearing, the […]
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Westerly Creek

As part of their Denver Healthy People 2011 and subsequent Denver Healthy People 2020 initiatives, the City of Denver conducted an HIA of the plans to renovate a portion of the Westerly Creek canal system proposed by the Westerly Creek Connection (WCC). Westerly Creek is a waterway that flows along the border of the cities […]
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Tampa Brownfields Redevelopment Plan

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County conducted an HIA on the EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Plan, a proposal to redevelop various sites in Tampa’s University Area Community. The HIA investigated the potential health effects of the plan and whether they would disproportionately affect certain populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with physical […]
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MacArthur BART Transit Village

MacArthur Transit Village project was presented in October 2006 at the MacArthur BART Citizen’s Planning Committee meeting. This HIA was conducted by the UC Berkeley Health Impact Group to evaluate the health effects of the proposed project, with the goal that it would be submitted to the Citizen’s Planning Committee and other public agencies. A […]
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Santa Monica Airport

In response to concerns from residents living in the surrounding community of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), pediatric residents training at the UCLA Medical Center involved in a Community Health and Advocacy Training project conducted this rapid HIA of the health impacts of SMO on the surrounding Santa Monica and Los Angeles communities. The HIA […]
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Baltimore Red Line

This HIA examined the potential health impacts of a proposal to build a new 14-mile light-rail line in Baltimore. Some of the pathways explored included access to safe outdoor activities, construction issues and air quality. HIA practitioners examined asthma, chronic lower respiratory disease, social cohesion, obesity, physical activity, bicycle and pedestrian risks, mental health, and […]
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University of Southern California Specific Plan

Human Impact Partners, in collaboration with Strategic Actions for a Just Economy and Esperanza Community Housing Corp., conducted a rapid HIA of a proposed 5.2-million-square-foot build-out on the University Park campus of the University of Southern California. The proposal included retail space, restaurants, a hotel, and student housing. The HIA emphasized community involvement and focused […]
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Glendale Riverwalk

The Tri-County Health Department, in collaboration with the City of Glendale and Communities Putting Prevention to Work, conducted an HIA on the Glendale Riverwalk, a 1.5 million square foot commercial and entertainment complex in Colorado. The HIA focused on active transit in the city of Glendale-particularly walkability, bikeability and public transit usage-as it relates to […]
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Western Massachusetts Casino

Partners for a Healthier Community, or PHC, conducted an HIA to inform the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, local municipalities, and the public about the location of a casino in the four-county region of western Massachusetts. Legislation passed in November 2011 allows for as many as three destination resort casinos in three regions of the state, with […]
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Minnesota School Location and Design

The Public Health Law Center will conduct an HIA to examine the ways in which decisions about school location and building design can affect health to inform revisions to the Minnesota Department of Education’s school construction and siting guidelines. School design features important to health could include improvements to bike and pedestrian access that increase […]
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South Central Minnesota Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

In collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Region Nine Development Commission conducted a rapid HIA on the Region Nine Climate Change Adaptation Plan soil and water conservation strategy. The report provided detailed recommendations for improving conservation practices, strategies to preserve topsoil and agricultural productivity during extreme weather events or conditions, managing the impact […]
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State Education Integration Task Force Recommendations

This HIA looked at the impact of the Minnesota legislature’s decisions regarding the adoption of recommendations from a state education task force on addressing school integration and improving education outcomes for students of color. The purpose of the recommendations is to close the achievement gap among students, which means improving educational outcomes such as graduation […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Federal Boulevard Framework Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; people living in poverty; Urban; Survey; reliable transportation

Federal Boulevard Framework Plan

This health impact assessment (HIA) informed the proposed Federal Boulevard framework plan, with a specific focus on the light-rail stations at 60th Avenue and Federal Boulevard and at 71st Avenue and Irving Street in the Denver area. The planning area included the Federal Boulevard corridor in areas of Adams County. Although the goal of the […]
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North Platte Mobile Home Ordinance

The West Central District Health Department conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) on proposed changes to North Platte City ordinances that govern mobile home housing conditions. The proposed policy changes would consolidate into a single ordinance language that is currently spread among different sections and ordinances. Under the proposed policy changes, mobile homes brought into […]
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Executive Park Subarea Plan

The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to look at the health impacts of a proposed 2, 800-unit new residential area on 71 acres in the southeastern corner of San Francisco. This HIA was the first pilot application of San Francisco’s Health Development Measurement Tool (HDMT) to a land use development plan. […]
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School Biomass Boilers

The Oregon Health Authority, Office of Environmental Public Health conducted an HIA to examine the potential health impacts of using biomass (wood) burning boilers in schools. A new policy allows school districts around the state to convert their heating systems to boilers that burn wood chips or pellets. Possible health impacts include asthma, cancer, and […]
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Marin Housing Code Enforcement Policies

Legal Aid of Marin and Human Impact Partners conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of proposed changes to the Housing Code Enforcement Policy in three jurisdictions in California: unincorporated Marin County, Novato, and San Rafael. The HIA examined how common housing complaints such as water incursion, pests infestations, mold and dampness, electrical problems, and heating […]
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Parks, Recreation, and Public Spaces Plan in Davidson, North Carolina

In 2013, Davidson Design for Life (DD4L) led a health impact assessment (HIA) in partnership with the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department, Kostelec Planning, and LandDesign to examine how parks, recreation, and public spaces can impact the seven dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, environmental, occupational, intellectual, social, and spiritual). The HIA found that parks serve […]
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Developing the Behavioral Health Workforce in Merced County, California

Between 2018 and 2020, a team of Merced health providers, educators, researchers, and community advocates conducted an HIA to understand the impact of workforce shortages related to mild-to-moderate behavioral health (MMBH) concerns and to present ways to decrease the shortages. Merced has still not fully recovered from the housing crisis and recession of the early […]
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Parking Management in Downtown Omaha

The Douglas County Health Department conducted an HIA on proposals considered in 2015 by the Omaha, Nebraska, City Council to adjust parking rates and increase the use of shared parking, instead of reserved. The project team examined parking efficiency, which includes the cost to build parking structures; potential heat island effects from increased pavement, and […]
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School Based Wellness and Walkability in North Wasco County School District 21

The North Central Oregon Public Health District, in partnership with the North Wasco County School District and the City of The Dalles Community Development Department, utilized the San Francisco Pedestrian Environmental Quality Index (PEQI) to assess pedestrian safety around Colonel Wright and Dry Hollow Elementary Schools. The school district recently revised the lines for bus […]
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Marijuana Policies Related to Child Abuse and Neglect in the State of Colorado

The Pediatric Injury Prevention Education and Research Program at the Colorado School of Public Health, in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, conducted an HIA to inform Colorado Department of Human Services consideration of new policies on how marijuana use should be […]
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Hawai’i County Agriculture Development Plan

The current Hawai‘i County Agriculture Development Plan (the Agriculture Plan) was commissioned by the Hawai‘i County Department of Research and Development in 2008 and approved by the Hawai‘i County Council in 2010. The purpose of the Agriculture Plan is to serve as a guide for county government, local advocacy groups, and local businesses to revitalize […]
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Clark County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

This HIA addressed the health implications of the Clark County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Some of the pathways and health issues explored included physical activity and food access, with special consideration to the particular health challenges that face vulnerable populations, such as low-income families. Outcome Clark County Public Health received Active Living Research’s 2012 […]
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Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Kansas

The Kansas Health Institute conducted an HIA of potential health effects of legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The HIA examined five factors that could affect health: access to and consumption of marijuana, crime, driving under the influence of marijuana and related traffic accidents, and accidental ingestion, with an emphasis on disproportionate effects to vulnerable […]
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Open Air Burning in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

The La Crosse County Health Department conducted a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) to determine the potential health impacts of creating a uniform open air burning policy within La Crosse County and how to assist communities in expanding adherence to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and state statute codes regarding the restriction of materials to […]
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Point Thomson Oil and Gas Leasing

This health impact assessment (HIA) aims to identify human health impacts associated with the proposed ExxonMobil development of the Thomson Sand reservoir. The project site is located approximately 60 miles east of Deadhorse on the Beaufort Sea coast, 60 miles west of Kaktovik, and just west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. The U.S. […]
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Lake Merritt BART Station Specific Plan

The HIA addressed the City of Oakland’s station area planning process for land use improvements around the Lake Merritt BART station in downtown Oakland. The plan will likely include housing; new space for office, retail, and light industry; higher residential density; parkland improvement; and increased connectivity between several different nodes of the city. The planning […]
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Rental Assistance Demonstration Project

Human Impact Partners, Advancement Project, and National People’s Action conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of Congress’ federal 2011 proposed Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) project to re-organize public housing funding and management structures. Using mixed research methods, the HIA assessed the impacts of RAD on: management, evictions, and resident organizing; housing affordability, stability, and quality; […]
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School Discipline Policies

Human Impact Partners conducted an HIA on the health implications of three different approaches to disciplining students in California schools: zero tolerance, positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), and restorative justice. It is hypothesized that zero tolerance policies (in which students are suspended or expelled for offenses) may not make schools safer and may actually […]
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Brownsville Neighborhood

Made in Brownsville, a nonprofit based in Brooklyn, New York, conducted a rapid HIA to evaluate the health impacts of three proposed projects in the Brownsville neighborhood: a community culinary center, incubation lab, and entrepreneurship lab. The HIA explored potential effects that could result from changes to social cohesion, access to goods and services, and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Hoboken Stormwater Management Plan and Ordinance which includes icons related to the following: thriving natural world; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

Hoboken Stormwater Management Plan and Ordinance

In partnership with New Jersey Future and the city of Hoboken, Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy completed an HIA examining the potential health effects of implementing green infrastructure-based stormwater management strategies to address chronic flooding and combined sewer system (CSS) backups and overflows in Hoboken. Over the past decade, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Cowlitz County Coal Export Terminal which includes icons related to the following: built environment; general population; Mixed methods;

Cowlitz County Coal Export Terminal

Millennium Bulk Terminals is proposing to construct and operate a coal export terminal on a 190-acre site along the Columbia River in Cowlitz County, Washington. The terminal would receive rail shipments of coal from the Powder River and the Uinta basins, which would then be transported by ship on the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Warranty of Habitability in Arkansas which includes icons related to the following: housing; people living in poverty; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Warranty of Habitability in Arkansas

The Arkansas Community Institute, Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition, and local partners conducted an HIA of H.B. 1166, which would create a “warranty of habitability”—a set of basic statewide quality standards in public and private rental housing. The project focused on the bill’s potential impacts on low-income renters living south of Interstate 630 in Little Rock, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Healthy Community Design in Liberty, Missouri which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Secondary; reliable transportation

Healthy Community Design in Liberty, Missouri

In partnership with the Liberty Community Health Action Team and the city of Liberty, the Clay County Public Health Center used a rapid HIA to determine the health outcomes related to having sidewalks on one versus two sides of the street and of grid versus cul-de-sac street designs. The HIA team conducted a communitywide survey […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Grade Retention:  A Case Study in Cincinnati Public Schools which includes icons related to the following: education; children and youth; Urban; Quantitative research; lifelong learning

Grade Retention: A Case Study in Cincinnati Public Schools

This Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is studying a pending policy of the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) on grade retention. Grade retention is the practice used by many schools, public and private, where an underachieving student is not allowed to advance to the next grade and instead is made to repeat the grade. This practice is […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Retail Cannabis Regulation in Los Angeles County which includes icons related to the following: substance use; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Retail Cannabis Regulation in Los Angeles County

In 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors requested that the county Department of Public Health (DPH) assess the potential health equity implications of allowing licensed cannabis dispensaries to operate in unincorporated areas. DPH conducted an HIA to examine the potential health impacts of policy and regulatory decisions related to cannabis business locations and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled MountainElements: Comprehensive Planning in 8 Counties which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Rural; Primary research; reliable transportation

MountainElements: Comprehensive Planning in 8 Counties

MountainWise, a collaboration of eight public health departments in Western North Carolina, is conducting an eight county health impact assessment (HIA) called MountainElements that will inform decisions about each county’s comprehensive plan, focusing on the transportation and parks and recreation sections of each plan. Three plans are currently under development and two will begin soon. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Sycamore Light Rail Station which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Sycamore Light Rail Station

The Sycamore Light Rail Station Health Impact Assessment is underway Mesa, Arizona. Sycamore Station—literally the east end of the light rail system—is the proposed location for 300 units of new affordable housing. The project is moving through the review process and funding is dependent on affordable housing tax credits. It is one of the first TOD […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Lobos CO2 Pipeline which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; black, indigenous, and people of color; Rural; Primary research; thriving natural world

Lobos CO2 Pipeline

Human Impact Partners, with the New Mexico Department of Health and the Partnership for a Healthy Torrance County, conducted an HIA of a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline in Torrance County, New Mexico. Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, proposed 213 miles of 16-inch pipeline to carry CO2 from Apache County, Arizona, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Revitalization in Historic Natchez, Mississippi which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; black, indigenous, and people of color; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Revitalization in Historic Natchez, Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health, in partnership with stakeholders from the city of Natchez and Adams County, conducted an HIA to inform decisions about economic development, historic preservation, and revitalization. The HIA examined the Adams County Civil Rights Project (ACCRP)—one of several initiatives to increase the profile of African American heritage in Natchez and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Safe Routes to School Health Impact Assessment of Skiles Test and Crestview Elementary Schools which includes icons related to the following: neighborhood safety; children and youth; Urban; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Safe Routes to School Health Impact Assessment of Skiles Test and Crestview Elementary Schools

Indiana University Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Marion County Health Department, the Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Department, Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Crestview Elementary, and Skiles Test Elementary, conducted an HIA to inform the decision to seek infrastructure funds for implementing a Safe Routes to School program in the Binford community of Indianapolis, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled New Mexico Food Tax which includes icons related to the following: food access; children and youth; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

New Mexico Food Tax

New Mexico Voices for Children completed an HIA of a proposed tax on food in the state. In 2004, the New Mexico Legislature exempted food from the gross receipts tax, the state’s version of the sales tax. However, state legislators, under pressure from local governments facing declining revenue, are considering allowing localities to reinstate a […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Rochester Bike Share which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Rochester Bike Share

Common Ground Health selected the Rochester (New York) Bike Share program for an HIA because it experienced rapid expansion during its first year (25 planned stations and 250 bikes became 46 stations and 340 bikes in Phase 1). The study examined the program’s effects on residents’ physical activity, social cohesion, economic well-being, and access to […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Replacing Public Housing Units Destroyed by Hurricane Ike which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; humane housing

Replacing Public Housing Units Destroyed by Hurricane Ike

In 2008, Hurricane Ike brought disaster to Galveston, Texas, destroying over 500 public housing units and displacing residents, many of whom already faced a disproportionate burden of poor health determinants and outcomes such as lack of access to medical care and exercise opportunities, and higher rates of asthma, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Local […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled PlanBTV South End which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods

PlanBTV South End

The Vermont Department of Health, along with the city of Burlington, conducted an HIA to determine the potential health impacts of proposed development decisions in planBTV, a long-range plan for Burlington’s South End neighborhood. The HIA assessed potential effects of land use, transportation and recreation, and community services on chronic diseases and mental health, focusing […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Food Deserts in Tennessee-HIA of SB 1176 which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; Suburban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Food Deserts in Tennessee-HIA of SB 1176

The Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, in partnership with the Tennessee Obesity Taskforce, conducted a rapid HIA of Tennessee Senate Bill 1176, the Tennessee Food Desert Relief Act which was introduced during the 2012 legislative session. The bill would authorize the use of revenue bonds and loans to develop property into food desert relief […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Implementing the City of Los Angeles Mobility Plan 2035 which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Quantitative research; reliable transportation

Implementing the City of Los Angeles Mobility Plan 2035

In 2018, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Center for Health Impact Evaluation conducted an HIA using the Integrated Transportation and Health Model to quantify the health impacts of the City of Los Angeles Mobility Plan 2035—an updated transportation element of the city’s general plan—applying a health lens to the various policy, programmatic, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled North Carolina Senate Bill 731 which includes icons related to the following: housing; suburban communities; Survey; humane housing

North Carolina Senate Bill 731

Davidson Design for Life, in collaboration with a Regional Advisory Commission, conducted an HIA of North Carolina State Senate Bill 731, a bill that would amend zoning legislation to make certain building design standards not applicable to low-density, single family residences. Low-density is defined as five units per acre or less. These building design elements […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Coffelt-Lamoreaux Public Housing Redevelopment which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; humane housing

Coffelt-Lamoreaux Public Housing Redevelopment

Catalyze Research and Consulting, LLC, along with the Phoenix Revitalization Corporation and with support from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Phoenix, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of the proposed plan for redevelopment of the Coffelt-Lamoreaux Public Housing Project (Coffelt) in Phoenix, Arizona. Coffelt is the oldest operational public housing project in Maricopa County. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled San Francisco Bay Area's Regional Transportation Plan which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

San Francisco Bay Area’s Regional Transportation Plan

This HIA, conducted by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), informed the development of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which will serve as a guide to transportation-related investments over the next 25 years. The assessment examined the equity impacts–or how the new Plan might affect different populations in different ways–of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Urban Agriculture Overlay District which includes icons related to the following: food access; older adults; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Urban Agriculture Overlay District

This HIA analyzed the potential health effects of implementing an Urban Agriculture overlay district, which would introduce intense farm uses such as livestock, community gardens, hoop houses, market gardens, and community gardens, in Cleveland. The HIA found that many of the proposed uses that this zoning district allows can benefit health, including access to fresh […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Oak to Ninth Avenue which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Urban; Mixed methods

Oak to Ninth Avenue

The University of California Berkeley Health Impact Group conducted an HIA on the ‘Oak to Ninth’ waterfront development project. The proposed project includes residential units, commercial space, parking facilities, public open space, renovated marinas and a wetlands restoration area on approximately 64 acres of waterfront property owned by the Port of Oakland. The HIA focused […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Massachusetts Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; workers and employees; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

This HIA will inform the establishment of a Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights that is under consideration by the state Legislature. The bill of rights would amend state labor law to guarantee basic work standards and protect domestic workers, primarily nannies, housekeepers, and personal caregivers/aides. The HIA will provide the best available information on […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Just Cause for Eviction which includes icons related to the following: housing; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; humane housing

Just Cause for Eviction

This Rapid Health Impact Assessment (RHIA) evaluated the potential health impacts on renters of Boston’s proposed Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, which would require landlords to have a “just cause,” including any violation of the lease terms, before evicting tenants. A group of students in the Healthy Cities course in the Department of Urban Studies […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Portland to Lake Oswego Transit Project which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Qualitative research; reliable transportation

Portland to Lake Oswego Transit Project

Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI), in collaboration with the local transportation planning agency, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of transit alternatives for a new proposed public transit corridor in Portland, Oregon. Transit alternatives included light rail or street car, enhanced bus service, or no transportation improvements. The HIA was done in conjunction with an […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Tobacco Retail Licensing Policy which includes icons related to the following: substance use; children and youth; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Tobacco Retail Licensing Policy

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled East Bay Bus Rapid Transit which includes icons related to the following: clean air; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

East Bay Bus Rapid Transit

Human Impact Partners and the University of California, Berkeley schools of Public Health and City and Regional Planning, in partnership with TransForm and other Alameda County, California, community organizations, conducted an HIA of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Project connecting three cities in the county. The HIA examined the potential health implications of the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Central Oregon Regional Transit which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; general population; Primary research; reliable transportation

Central Oregon Regional Transit

This project explored how a coordinated regional transit system might impact health disparities in the Central Oregon counties of Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook.  The HIA focused on impacts to health through opportunities for physical activity and access to healthy foods, health care services, and employment, as well as safety. Outcome Commute Options presented at a […]