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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Elkhorn Lake Improvement Project which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; people living in poverty; Rural; Survey; meaningful work and wealth

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Bown Crossing Branch Library which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; children and youth; ; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

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 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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program which includes icons related to the following: clean water; tribal communities; Tribal; ; thriving natural world

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Arrest Records in Employment Decisions which includes icons related to the following: employment; justice-involved populations; Urban; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 Vermont Paid Sick Leave which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; workers and employees; Primary research; meaningful work and wealth

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 Southeast Kansas Casino which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; Rural; Primary research; meaningful work and wealth

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 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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Roundabout at 53rd Street and West Hills Road which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; rural communities; Suburban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

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 Simon/Tanger Outlet Mall which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; rural communities; Rural; Mixed methods;

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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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 […]
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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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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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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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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, […]
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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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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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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 […]
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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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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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 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 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 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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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 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— […]
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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 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, […]
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 […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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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 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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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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: […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Fresh Foods Market in Central City New Orleans which includes icons related to the following: food access; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Alcohol Outlet Density-Marathon County, Wisconsin which includes icons related to the following: substance use; general population; Survey; basic needs for health and safety

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 Raising the Legal Tobacco Purchase and Use Age to 21 in Utah which includes icons related to the following: substance use; children and youth; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Earned Income Tax Credit in Arkansas which includes icons related to the following: food access; children and youth; Focus groups; basic needs for health and safety

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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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 […]
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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Tumalo Community Plan which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Urban; Mixed methods

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Water Infrastructure and Sanitation on the U.S.-Mexico Border which includes icons related to the following: clean water; older adults; Rural; Quantitative research; thriving natural world

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Bullhead City Rotary Park Rapid which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; suburban communities; Suburban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Mojave Desert Utility-Scale Solar Project which includes icons related to the following: food access; black, indigenous, and people of color; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Building Capacity in HIA on the U.S.-Mexico Border Through Practice, Training, and Collaborative Partnerships which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; general population; Rural; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Vancouver Comprehensive Plan Revision which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; Urban; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled California Assembly Bill 346: Joint Use Projects and Eligibility for State Assistance which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; children and youth; Urban; Literature Review; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Street Design Ordinance in Davidson, North Carolina which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Urban; Primary research;

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 Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Regional Transportation Plan which includes icons related to the following: general population; safe and affordable public transit; Primary research; reliable transportation

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Boston Living Wage Ordinance which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

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 Kansas Corporate Farming Law which includes icons related to the following: built environment; rural communities; Rural; Primary research;

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Baltimore Red Line which includes icons related to the following: built environment; urban communities; Urban; Primary research;

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Glendale Riverwalk which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Fort DuPont Redevelopment Project which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Tampa Brownfields Redevelopment Plan which includes icons related to the following: environmental health; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled East Harlem Neighborhood Plan which includes icons related to the following: housing; black, indigenous, and people of color; Urban; Mixed methods; humane housing

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 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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Eastside Greenway Project which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Suburban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Santa Monica Airport which includes icons related to the following: clean air; children and youth; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled North Platte Mobile Home Ordinance which includes icons related to the following: housing; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Primary research; humane housing

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled State Education Integration Task Force Recommendations which includes icons related to the following: education; black, indigenous, and people of color; Urban; Mixed methods; lifelong learning

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 South Central Minnesota Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan which includes icons related to the following: thriving natural world; older adults; Qualitative research; thriving natural world

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 […]
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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Parking Management in Downtown Omaha which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Urban; Stakeholder interviews;

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Developing the Behavioral Health Workforce in Merced County, California which includes icons related to the following: healthcare access; Rural; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Marin Housing Code Enforcement Policies which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Mixed methods; humane housing

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Open Air Burning in La Crosse County, Wisconsin which includes icons related to the following: clean air; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Primary research; thriving natural world

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Lake Merritt BART Station Specific Plan which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; Urban; Primary research; belonging and civic muscle

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Hawai'i County Agriculture Development Plan which includes icons related to the following: food access; black, indigenous, and people of color; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
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 Brownsville Neighborhood which includes icons related to the following: children and youth; belonging and civic muscle; Urban; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

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 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 Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Kansas which includes icons related to the following: substance use; children and youth; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Clark County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Point Thomson Oil and Gas Leasing which includes icons related to the following: housing; tribal communities; Rural; Primary research; humane housing

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. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Rental Assistance Demonstration Project which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Primary research; humane housing

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; […]
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 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 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 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 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 […]
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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 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 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 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 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 […]
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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 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 […]
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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 […]
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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 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 California High-Speed Rail: San Jose to Merced Corridor which includes icons related to the following: employment; Literature Review; meaningful work and wealth

California High-Speed Rail: San Jose to Merced Corridor

Graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley conducted an HIA to add value to decision-making regarding design alternatives for the San Jose to Merced corridor of the California High-Speed Rail. The study identified opportunities for health benefits as well as risks and negative health costs. The HIA found that the direct employment benefits of […]
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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 […]
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National Nutrition Standards for Snack and a la Carte Foods and Beverages

The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to align nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold in schools with the federal dietary guidelines. Healthy diets are linked to a number of children’s health outcomes, including maintaining a recommended weight, decreased risk of tooth decay and other chronic diseases, […]
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Kitsap County Transportation Improvement Program Project

The Kitsap Public Health District is conducting an HIA of the Kitsap County Transportation Improvement Program, which proposes to widen the shoulder on each side of Banner Road, a major artery in South Kitsap, Washington, to improve active transportation infrastructure along the roadway. The HIA will inform the county’s funding priorities for the program and […]
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Transportation Policy Recommendations in the Eugene Climate and Energy Action Plan

This HIA explored seven transportation recommendations made in the Eugene Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and looked at the health impacts of each policy as it relates to physical activity, air pollution and collisions. Recommendations encouraged the full adoption of the transportation policies found in the CEAP—as they were found to have the potential […]
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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled New Hampshire Paid Sick Days which includes icons related to the following: employment; workers and employees; Literature Review; meaningful work and wealth

New Hampshire Paid Sick Days

Human Impact Partners conducted an HIA of the federal Healthy Families Act of 2009 and a companion rapid assessment to review existing health data relevant to paid sick day legislation (H.B. 662) under consideration in New Hampshire. The HIA found that between 2004 and 2008, 89 percent of foodborne disease outbreaks in the state occurred […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Elmira Housing which includes icons related to the following: housing; people living in poverty; Quantitative research; humane housing

Elmira Housing

In 2018, Common Ground Health conducted a rapid HIA to examine the effects of aging housing stock on the health of low-income communities in Elmira, New York, and to inform neighborhood revitalization efforts. More than 90% of the city’s housing was built before 1950, and some of these aging dwellings present a high risk of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Houston Transit-Oriented Development which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Houston Transit-Oriented Development

Texas Southern University conducted an HIA to examine the health impacts of possible development patterns that could occur in the neighborhood near a planned station on a 30-mile, five-corridor light rail expansion. Transit-oriented development generally includes high-density housing and a mix of shopping choices near transit stops in order to encourage use of public transportation. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Environmental Decisions in New Mexico which includes icons related to the following: clean air; children and youth; Rural; Primary research; thriving natural world

Environmental Decisions in New Mexico

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) conducted an HIA to examine how switching from diesel to electric school buses could affect the health of residents in Rio Arriba and McKinley counties, where air quality is particularly poor compared with the rest of the state. The HIA focused on addressing social and economic drivers of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; children and youth; Stakeholder interviews; humane housing

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

The HIA addressed the health implications of a housing assistance and homelessness prevention program called the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MVRP), as well as proposed changes to the program for FY2006. The HIA: 1) looked specifically at program components like time limits, work requirements, eligibility determination and required tenant rent contributions; and 2) studied the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Gateway Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit: A Closer Look at Health and Land Use which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Qualitative research;

Gateway Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit: A Closer Look at Health and Land Use

The Washington County Departments of Public Works and Public Health and Environment, in collaboration with the Gateway Corridor Commission, conducted an HIA to examine the potential health impacts of possible land-use changes around the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit corridor and to inform comprehensive planning of station areas in five cities—Saint Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Landfall, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled New Jersey Paid Sick Days which includes icons related to the following: employment; workers and employees; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

New Jersey Paid Sick Days

Human Impact Partners conducted an HIA of the federal Healthy Families Act of 2009 and a companion rapid assessment of existing health data relevant to New Jersey. As of 2011, almost 40% of the state’s private sector workers—over 1.2 million New Jersey residents—were not entitled to any paid sick days. At the time of the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled University District Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge which includes icons related to the following: built environment; older adults; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

University District Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

The Spokane University District Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was developed to help inform decision makers about potential health impacts that development of a pedestrian bridge in the University District will have on the current and projected population who will live, work, and recreate within a quarter-mile radius of the bridge. The bridge project […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Massachusetts Small Business Technical Assistance Program which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; people living in poverty; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Massachusetts Small Business Technical Assistance Program

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, together with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, conducted an HIA to inform state decisions on funding for the Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Program, an initiative that incubates and supports small businesses in underserved Massachusetts communities. The HIA explored links between the income-generating effects of supporting small […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Rochester Waterfront Revitalization Plan which includes icons related to the following: thriving natural world; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

Rochester Waterfront Revitalization Plan

This HIA, conducted by the University of Rochester, supplemented the development of the city of Rochester’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) with health-related community engagement, data collection, and analysis. The LWRP will help inform city, private, state, and federal decisions affecting area waterways and shorelines into the next decade and will guide land and water […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Pay Equity Policies which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; people living in poverty; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Pay Equity Policies

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Wayne County, MI Department of Public Health completed a health impact assessment (HIA) of a national and statewide policy proposal for gender pay equity.  Wayne County DPH’s Place Matters team is focused on infant mortality, and is interested to work on upstream issues that impact maternal and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Intersection Improvement in Carpentersville, Illinois which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; people with chronic health conditions; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Intersection Improvement in Carpentersville, Illinois

The Kane County, Illinois, Department of Development and Community Services, in partnership with the village of Carpentersville and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, are conducting an HIA of the intersection of Washington and Main streets and the nearby Fox River Trail crossing in Carpentersville. The village’s Old Town Plan was adopted in 2012 and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Potential Health Effects of Changes to the Kansas Liquor Control Act which includes icons related to the following: substance use; Literature Review; basic needs for health and safety

Potential Health Effects of Changes to the Kansas Liquor Control Act

This HIA was conducted to inform the state’s decision on whether to revise the Kansas Liquor Control Act to allow convenience and grocery stores to hold retail liquor licenses. The law, which has been in place for more than 60 years, currently allows only liquor stores to sell spirits, wine, and beer with higher alcohol […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Universal Design in Single-Family Housing in Davidson, North Carolina which includes icons related to the following: housing; Urban; Quantitative research; humane housing

Universal Design in Single-Family Housing in Davidson, North Carolina

In 2013, Davidson Design for Life conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) that examined the health impacts of incorporating universal design and visitability features within single family homes in Davidson, NC. Universal Design is defined as the “design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Restorative Justice in San Diego which includes icons related to the following: Incarceration; justice-involved populations; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Restorative Justice in San Diego

The Mid-City Community Advocacy Network (MCC) conducted an HIA to inform proposals by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the San Diego City Council to try to improve the outcomes of juveniles in the justice system by adopting “restorative justice.” This means creating opportunities for victims and offenders to discuss the crime and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Treasure Island Transportation Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Treasure Island Transportation Plan

This HIA, funded by the California Department of Transportation and written by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, was done as part of a transportation plan for Treasure Island. The HIA focused on ways that the transportation system could be designed and implemented to maximize opportunities for active […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled The Layoff and Bumping Process in Cincinnati which includes icons related to the following: employment; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Primary research; meaningful work and wealth

The Layoff and Bumping Process in Cincinnati

At the request of City of Cincinnati employees, the Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Committee studied the health impacts experienced by workers impacted directly and indirectly from the layoff or the bumping process. When a senior union member’s position is eliminated, s/he can ‘bump’ a junior employee out of his or position. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Wichita Transit System which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Wichita Transit System

The Kansas Health Institute and the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to inform a Wichita City Council vote on proposed changes to the city’s transit system. The HIA found that the health of people who do not have a reliable car or social network would be […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Winona County Active Living Plan which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Winona County Active Living Plan

In 2014, Winona County Community Services produced a countywide Active Living Plan to provide direction on policies and practices that create active communities through nonmotorized transportation (biking and walking) and access to community recreation facilities. Winona County, along with the Minnesota Department of Health, conducted a health impact assessment to enhance the Active Living Plan […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Hamilton Springs Transit-Oriented Development which includes icons related to the following: physical activity; children and youth; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Hamilton Springs Transit-Oriented Development

In 2012, construction crews broke ground on Middle Tennessee’s first transit-oriented development. The developer was interested in possibly including a school as part of the Transit-Oriented Development Master Plan. The Metropolitan Planning Organization was approached by the master site planner to provide information that would help the developer understand the economic and public health benefits […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Restorative Justice Policies in Merced County Schools which includes icons related to the following: education; children and youth; Urban; Primary research; lifelong learning

Restorative Justice Policies in Merced County Schools

Human Impact Partners, in partnership with Building Healthy Communities Merced, the Merced Organizing Project, and the California Endowment, conducted an HIA of “restorative justice school discipline” pilots in Merced, California. Restorative justice policies are dialogue-based decision-making processes that consider the needs of all those involved in a disciplinary incident: victims, offenders, and school staff. In […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Haywood County Comprehensive Bike Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Primary research; reliable transportation

Haywood County Comprehensive Bike Plan

Bicycle Haywood NC, a local bicycle advocacy group, and the Haywood County Recreation and Parks Department conducted an HIA to determine the impacts of the Haywood County Comprehensive Bike Plan. The HIA focused on key health outcomes that are strongly linked to bicycle activity: leading causes of death from heart, cancer and ischemic heart issues; […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled SE 122nd Ave Pilot Project/East Portland which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; Urban; Primary research; belonging and civic muscle

SE 122nd Ave Pilot Project/East Portland

This HIA was completed by the Oregon Public Health Institute to inform the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s area plan for a neighborhood or Portland.  The HIA addressed how the plan would affect opportunities for physical activity, access to healthful foods, traffic safety, air quality, and community cohesion. – This Health Impact […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Active Transportation in Sierra Vista which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; rural communities; Rural; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Active Transportation in Sierra Vista

The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization (SVMPO) are conducting an HIA of several SVMPO policies and projects that support walking and biking. The HIA will focus on how increased physical activity can improve health and explore the connections between the built environment and individual and community health. Its […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled After-School Programs - Proposition 49 which includes icons related to the following: education; children and youth; Mixed methods; lifelong learning

After-School Programs – Proposition 49

The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Project, a joint endeavor of the Partnership for Prevention and the UCLA School of Public Health, conducted this HIA on a state legislative proposal to expand funding for after-school programs. The HIA found several potential health benefits that could occur through improving educational outcomes; through reductions in violence and injury […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Gary/New Duluth Small Area Plan which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Gary/New Duluth Small Area Plan

This HIA was conducted in parallel to development of the Gary/New Duluth Small Area Plan. The City of Duluth Long-Range Planning developed the small area plan, which included objectives to improve blighted properties, develop vacant land, clean contaminated land, connect sidewalks and add bike lanes, promote businesses and job growth, increase green space and connect […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Alcohol Retail Outlet Density Policy in Utah which includes icons related to the following: substance use; general population; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Alcohol Retail Outlet Density Policy in Utah

During the 2014 legislative cycle, Utah legislators intended to revisit alcohol regulations that many stakeholders felt were outdated. These included a limit on the number of alcohol retail outlet licenses issued according to population quotas. Some stakeholders were concerned that lowering the population quotas required for each license would lead to an increase in the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan for a Community in Albany, Georgia which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan for a Community in Albany, Georgia

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of the redevelopment of McIntosh Homes, a public housing project in Albany, Georgia. The redevelopment plan for McIntosh Homes was developed by the Albany Housing Authority (AHA) […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Potential Full-Service Grocery Store Development in a Food Desert which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; Urban; Qualitative research; basic needs for health and safety

Potential Full-Service Grocery Store Development in a Food Desert

Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health, along with the Marion County Public Health Department and Indiana Minority Health Coalition, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of a potential full-service grocery store development in the neighborhood locally known as the Meadows, a federally-designated food desert on the northeast side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Access to fresh […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Climate Smart Strategies which includes icons related to the following: clean air; urban communities; Quantitative research;

Climate Smart Strategies

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 Full-Day Kindergarten which includes icons related to the following: education; children and youth; Mixed methods; lifelong learning

Full-Day Kindergarten

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas completed an HIA to inform decisions by the Nevada State Legislature on proposed modifications to the availability of full-day kindergarten and on allocating state funding to support full-day kindergarten in high-risk schools. The HIA highlighted connections between full-day kindergarten and academic success. In particular, the study found that black, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Goodhue County Zoning Districts which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; Mixed methods;

Goodhue County Zoning Districts

Goodhue County Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Goodhue County Land Use Management Department, will conduct an HIA to inform decisions around the county’s zoning districts. The assessment will provide information on the potential health benefits resulting from the creation of bike and walking trails in recreational areas, as well as the possible […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Demolition of a Lead Painted Bridge Adjacent to a Residential Area which includes icons related to the following: neighborhood safety; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

Demolition of a Lead Painted Bridge Adjacent to a Residential Area

The demolition of a 60-year-old lead painted bridge in Cincinnati is expected to affect a significant number of residents in the neighborhood next to the structure. The Cincinnati Health Department’s health impact assessment (HIA) was initiated because of community concern over the possible increase in ambient air lead and ground dust lead levels. The study […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Metro Westside Subway Extension (Wilshire Corridor) which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; urban communities; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Metro Westside Subway Extension (Wilshire Corridor)

The University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, conducted an HIA to assess the potential health effects of a proposed subway and other mass-transit alternatives through Los Angeles’ high-density, highly congested Wilshire Corridor, running from mid-town Los Angeles to the city of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled California Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act which includes icons related to the following: neighborhood safety; justice-involved populations; Focus groups; basic needs for health and safety

California Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act

Human Impact Partners conducted an HIA of California Proposition 47, The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, which appeared on the November 2014 state ballot. Proposition 47 would reclassify six nonserious, nonviolent offenses as misdemeanors; allow people incarcerated for those crimes to apply for lower sentences, release, and expungement; and redirect savings from a reduction in […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Divine Mercy Development which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; Urban; Quantitative research;

Divine Mercy Development

In 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the Minnesota Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW). MDH conducted a desktop HIA on the Divine Mercy Development mixed-use EAW to inform general recommendations of incorporating health and climate […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 2013 U.S. Farm Bill Reauthorization which includes icons related to the following: food access; people living in poverty; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

2013 U.S. Farm Bill Reauthorization

Federal spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was a central dispute during the 112th and 113th Congressional deliberations over the Farm Bill reauthorization. The Senate and House introduced several bills that sought to reduce SNAP spending by changing the procedures that states use to determine eligibility and the benefit amount that some participating […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Wage Theft in Los Angeles which includes icons related to the following: employment; people living in poverty; Urban; Focus groups; meaningful work and wealth

Wage Theft in Los Angeles

Human Impact Partners, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft, conducted an HIA of the proposed wage theft ordinance in Los Angeles. In 2014, the coalition proposed provisions for the ordinance that were accepted by the City Council and then reviewed by the Los Angeles city attorney. The proposed ordinance includes provisions […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Housing and Urban Development Designated Housing Rule Update which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; older adults; Mixed methods; humane housing

Housing and Urban Development Designated Housing Rule Update

The Health Impact Project, in partnership with the Oregon Public Health Institute and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, conducted an HIA to inform an update by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of its designated housing rule, which allows housing authorities to allocate certain public housing properties, or a portion of them, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Crossroads Redevelopment Area which includes icons related to the following: parks; Urban; Focus groups; belonging and civic muscle

Crossroads Redevelopment Area

The Douglas County Health Department and its partners conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of the Crossroads Redevelopment Area, a 239-acre shopping mall complex located at one of the busiest intersections in Omaha. The mall was purchased by a developer in 2010, with plans to convert it to a mixed-used area. Currently, the mall has […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Englewood Line Greenway which includes icons related to the following: built environment; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Englewood Line Greenway

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) conducted an HIA of a proposed greenway trail along a 2-mile corridor in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. It considered how the trail would affect community safety, access to and use of green space and parks, traffic-related air pollution, brownfields and vacant lots, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Lower South District Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Lower South District Plan

As part of Philadelphia’s zoning and planning process, the City Department of Public Health and Planning Commission conducted an HIA to better understand the health implications of implementing three elements of the Lower South District Plan. The Lower South District Plan is one of 18 District Plans that make up the Comprehensive Plan, Philadelphia 2035. […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Aberdeen Pedestrian Transportation Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; children and youth; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Aberdeen Pedestrian Transportation Plan

In August 2011, the Town of Aberdeen in Moore County released the proposed Aberdeen Pedestrian Transportation Plan (APTP). The goals of the APTP are to create more walkable spaces, increase pedestrian connectivity, calm traffic patterns, and increase pedestrian safety (APTP, 2011). During the fall semester of 2011, the team collaborated with Melissa Watford of FirstHealth […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Long Beach Downtown Plan which includes icons related to the following: employment; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Long Beach Downtown Plan

Human Impact Partners, in collaboration with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and Californians for Justice, conducted a rapid HIA to examine how the proposed Long Beach Downtown Plan would impact the health and employment of residents, particularly low-income and vulnerable populations. The Long Beach Downtown Plan is a 25-year plan to add approximately 5,000 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Fitchburg Vacant Lots which includes icons related to the following: neighborhood safety; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Fitchburg Vacant Lots

The City of Fitchburg, along with the Montachusett Opportunity Council, the Montachusett Regional Planning Council, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Fun ‘n FITchburg, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) that examined the City of Fitchburg’s proposals for the redevelopment of vacant lots around the city. The city considered several strategies for the lots, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled School Level Needs Assessment Regulations Under the Every Student Succeeds Act which includes icons related to the following: education; children and youth; Mixed methods; lifelong learning

School Level Needs Assessment Regulations Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, conducted a rapid HIA to inform the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Title I regulations Section 200.21(c) regarding the content, procedures, and implementation of school-level needs assessments. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, local educational agencies (LEAs) are […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Power Generation Alternatives for the Michoud Natural Gas Plants which includes icons related to the following: thriving natural world; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

Power Generation Alternatives for the Michoud Natural Gas Plants

The Louisiana Public Health Institute, in partnership with the Alliance for Affordable Energy, conducted an HIA of a proposed natural gas combustion turbine plant in the New Orleans East neighborhood. It would be built on the site of the Michoud Power Plant, a steam turbine facility that was decommissioned in June 2016. The health impact […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Non-Motorized Transportation Plan and Climate Sustainability Plan Recommendations which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan and Climate Sustainability Plan Recommendations

In March 2012, project partners received funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of key non-motorized transportation elements of the City of East Lansing’s draft Climate Sustainability Plan and Non-Motorized Transportation Plan along the Burcham-Hagadorn intersecting corridors. The funding for this HIA comes from a grant awarded […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Ohio Housing Inspections which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Primary research; humane housing

Ohio Housing Inspections

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), in collaboration with The Ohio State University College of Public Health, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to inform decisions on a proposal to improve interagency coordination and streamline the current system for housing inspections on affordable housing units. At present, different inspections are conducted or required by local […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Robbinsville Pedestrian Connectivity Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Focus groups; reliable transportation

Robbinsville Pedestrian Connectivity Plan

This rapid health impact assessment (HIA) was integrated into the planning process for the Robbinsville (NC) Pedestrian and Greenway Plans. The HIA used research and literature reviews, and a stakeholder workshop to determine how the plans could impact physical health by promoting active transportation and mental health by fostering social connections. The HIA made several […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Shelter-in-Place Policy which includes icons related to the following: Extreme weather events; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Shelter-in-Place Policy

Shelter-in-place policies aim to support residents’ ability to remain in their homes after an earthquake or other major disaster. The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA to analyze the city and county’s capacity to support these policies if such an event occurred, and highlighted areas that warrant further attention to better protect […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled McGrath Highway Corridor Redevelopment which includes icons related to the following: built environment; Urban; Quantitative research

McGrath Highway Corridor Redevelopment

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) conducted an HIA to evaluate how alternative designs of the Route 28/McGrath Highway corridor may affect the health of residents. The HIA focused on health impacts related to new park space, multimodal access to the region, improvements in air quality, and enhanced connectivity between neighborhoods. The HIA examined […]
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Comprehensive Cluster Residential Ordinance-Milford, New Hampshire

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission conducted an HIA on a new comprehensive cluster residential regulation in the Town of Milford, New Hampshire. The regulation would remove zoning barriers to higher-density housing developments for projects that offer inclusionary and affordable housing; conservation and open space; mobility; and services. The HIA focused on strategies that can be […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Federal Paid Sick Days which includes icons related to the following: employment; workers and employees; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Federal Paid Sick Days

The HIA addressed the federal Healthy Families Act of 2009 and was a continuation of the work completed as part of a similar HIA in California. The bill would have entitled all employees to accrue paid sick time at a rate of no less than one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Kentucky Worksite Wellness Tax Credit which includes icons related to the following: meaningful work and wealth; Literature Review; meaningful work and wealth

Kentucky Worksite Wellness Tax Credit

The purpose of the assessment was to evaluate the potential effects of a worksite wellness tax credit on three main areas of concern for Kentucky: (1) nutrition, physical activity and obesity levels of children whose parents receive Worksite Wellness services, (2) jobs and (3) social cohesion. The purpose of conducting the HIA was to consider […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Middlesex Greenway Use and Access Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Primary research; reliable transportation

Middlesex Greenway Use and Access Plan

The New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative recently completed an HIA in conjunction with preparation of a plan to increase use and access of a “rails-to-trails” greenway located in Central New Jersey. The recently opened 3.5 mile paved Middlesex Greenway runs through the towns of Edison, Metuchen, and Woodbridge in central New Jersey. The three towns, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled The Effects of Wild Rice Water Quality Rule Changes on Tribal Health which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

The Effects of Wild Rice Water Quality Rule Changes on Tribal Health

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa conducted an HIA to analyze and explain the importance of wild rice, or manoomin, to the health of the Ojibwe people in advance of a proposed revision to loosen water quality standards for wild rice cultivation in Minnesota. Hand-harvested manoomin is a staple for the Ojibwe […]
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Tempe Modern Streetcar

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), in partnership with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) formed a multidisciplinary team to work on the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) project funded by Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). The HIA team consisted of eight leaders representing ADHS, MCDPH, Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Cole Creek which includes icons related to the following: parks; people living in poverty; Urban; Secondary; belonging and civic muscle

Cole Creek

The Douglas County Health Department conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of 40 vacant lots along a 3-mile stretch of Cole Creek in Omaha, Nebraska. The vacant lots were created as part of an erosion control and flood-buyout program. The HIA informed the City of Omaha Parks, Recreation, and Public Property Department how this vacant […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Zoning for Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; Urban; Literature Review;

Zoning for Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods

This desktop HIA examined the impacts of a proposed zoning change in Omaha to support active transportation options. The City of Omaha Planning Department was considering creating a zoning classification for walkable mixed-use neighborhoods and requested an HIA on how this zoning might affect health. The HIA examined how the proposed zoning changes would affect […]
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6th Avenue East Duluth

The redesign study of Sixth Avenue East in 2010 arose out of community concerns about the safety of the roadway and its perceived negative effects on the neighborhood. – This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Mid-Michigan Regional Urban and Rural Services Management Policy which includes icons related to the following: healthcare access; people living in poverty; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Mid-Michigan Regional Urban and Rural Services Management Policy

In 2005, 48 jurisdictions in central Michigan adopted a regional growth plan that encouraged cooperation, such as joint planning and shared services, including policing, fire protection, and tax assessments, to maximize revenue and ensure the sustainability of public services. As part of these efforts, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission developed a regional urban and rural […]
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Second Street Corridor-Manchester, NH

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) that examined the potential health impacts of the Second Street Corridor Project in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Second Street Corridor Access and Mixed Use Overlay Zoning Project is funded by a grant provided to the City of Manchester through the New Hampshire […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit Grant Program which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Mixed methods;

Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit Grant Program

Health Resources in Action, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, will conduct a health impact assessment, or HIA, to inform the promulgation of regulations by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development that will guide the release of funding for community development corporations under the […]
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Columbus North East Area Plan

This HIA, a collaboration between the Healthy Places program at Columbus Public Health and the Department of Development’s Planning Division, looked at six key recommendations from a proposed area plan for northeast Columbus. It explored the impacts these recommendations might have on physical activity, air pollution, mental health, social capital (the relationships between people living […]
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Milton U.S. 7 Corridor

The Burlington District Office of the Vermont Department of Health, in collaboration with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the Town of Milton, and other stakeholders, conducted an HIA of the reconfiguration of a 3-mile corridor of U.S. Route 7 in Milton. Eight strategies are proposed for the corridor; the HIA focused on the four […]
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Hermosa Beach Oil Production Project

The city of Hermosa Beach, California, completed an HIA and environmental impact report on an oil production project proposed by E&B Natural Resources. The company sought to build a 1.3-acre urban drilling site at Sixth Street and Valley Drive for exploration and directional drilling to extract oil and gas from offshore and onshore tidelands and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled City of Ramsey Threshold which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Suburban; Literature Review;

City of Ramsey Threshold

The city of Ramsey, Minnesota, in collaboration with Design for Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, conducted an HIA on the potential health effects of the city’s comprehensive plan update to identify what progress has been made on key health indicators and opportunities for further improvement. The HIA found that Ramsey provides […]
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City of Fairmont Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Plan

The Health Research Center (HRC) at West Virginia University, along with Main Street Fairmont, is conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan for downtown Fairmont, West Virginia. The HIA will explore how bike lanes and other pedestrian improvements, as well as increased connectivity to parks, schools, and points of […]
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Pregnant Workers in Kentucky

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness conducted an HIA to analyze the potential health effects of the Kentucky Pregnant Workers’ Act. The bill proposed to ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for women during pregnancy, such as reducing heavy lifting, bending, or standing and exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, and loud noises; providing consistent […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Columbia Transit System Expansion which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Columbia Transit System Expansion

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services partnered with the PedNet Coalition and Central Missouri Community Action in late 2011 to perform an HIA on the health effects of expanding and improving bus service in Columbia. The HIA focused on health indicators most likely to be affected by expansion of public transit, […]
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Lawrence Green Streets Program

In 2016, a group of Massachusetts planners, public health professionals, and members of the American Planning Association partnered with Groundwork Lawrence on a health impact assessment (HIA) framework to measure the economic, social, and environmental impacts of planting street trees in the Arlington and South Common neighborhoods in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a city with a nearly […]
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California Cap and Trade Rulemaking

The California Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the California Public Health Institute, conducted an HIA to inform the development of new carbon ‘cap and trade’ regulations (Assembly Bill 32) by the California Air Resources Board. The new regulations are intended to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by imposing a cap on the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Crook County Master Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportion; general population; Urban; Primary research; basic needs for health and safety

Crook County Master Plan

The Crook County Public Health Department conducted an HIA of current pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure in Prineville, Oregon to inform an updated community plan. The HIA focused on improving overall safety and accessibility of sidewalks, walking paths, and bicycle use, and identifying areas where specific actions can be taken to address pedestrian safety. The HIA […]
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Healthy Neighborhoods for a Healthy Detroit

Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center conducted a health impact assessment to inform the Detroit Future City’s Strategic Framework, a plan to guide land use planning for the city. The HIA addressed the potential impact on high-vacancy neighborhoods of the framework’s proposals for public lighting and blight removal. The report presented evidence-based recommendations to minimize risks […]
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Trenton Farmer’s Market

This HIA considered three alternative scenarios for proposed changes to a farmer’s market in Trenton, New Jersey. The scenarios under review by the market’s executive board included: 1) minor cosmetic changes, such as better lighting and new wiring; 2) a major remodel aimed at more effectively integrating the market into the surrounding community; and 3) […]
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Language Interpretation Services in Kern County, California

California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. conducted an HIA to examine the health impacts on indigenous Mexican residents of Kern County, California, of access to a trained interpreter during interactions with law enforcement. This HIA found that language barriers create significant challenges for indigenous Mexican residents of Kern County, California, particularly reducing residents’ likelihood of reporting […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Charlotte Area Transit System Blue Line Extension which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Charlotte Area Transit System Blue Line Extension

The Mecklenburg County Health Department, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC) and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), conducted an HIA of an extension to the CATS’ Blue Line from the Charlotte City Center to UNCC. The HIA focused on potential health impacts of the extension associated with housing, transportation options, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Trinity Plaza Housing Redevelopment which includes icons related to the following: affordable housing; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; humane housing

Trinity Plaza Housing Redevelopment

This HIA addressed a proposal to demolish an older apartment building with over 360 rent-controlled units, and replace them with 1,400 market-rate condominiums. The analysis concluded that displacing current residents could have serious adverse health effects, such as increasing food insecurity and hunger, mental health problems, and the risk of homelessness (which has implications for […]
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Savannah’s Tide to Town Urban Trail System

Graduate students at Georgia Tech worked with Healthy Savannah to prepare a rapid HIA on the potential health and social impacts of the proposed Tide to Town trail, a 30-mile walking trail in Savannah. The HIA focused on three themes: residential displacement from flooding; connectivity and physical activity; and the relationship between housing, jobs, and […]