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Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Yavapai County Regional Mobility Management Implementation Plan which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people with disabilities; Rural; Primary research; reliable transportation

Yavapai County Regional Mobility Management Implementation Plan

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

Town ‘N’ Country Parks and Recreation

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation and Partners in Obesity Prevention, conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of policy and programming changes that would allow businesses to provide free outdoor fitness classes in five parks and recreation centers in the Town […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 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 Family Unity, Family Health: Federal Immigration Policy Reform which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; children and youth; ; Mixed methods; belonging and civic muscle

Family Unity, Family Health: Federal Immigration Policy Reform

Human Impact Partners conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to assess how current U.S. immigration policy, and specifically the threat of detention and deportation, can affect the health and mental health of parents and children living in mixed-status families. If deportations continued at 2012 levels, the HIA estimated that child health, behavioral, and educational outcomes […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Division Street Gateway which includes icons related to the following: traffic safety; people living in poverty; Urban; Survey; reliable transportation

Division Street Gateway

The City of Spokane is redeveloping the Division Street Gateway, a little over a mile of State Highway 2 that runs through the heart of downtown Spokane from its inception at Interstate 90 to its intersection with the Spokane River and north to the Gonzaga University neighborhood. This is essentially the city’s front door and […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Oasis on Ballou Mixed-Use Development which includes icons related to the following: belonging and civic muscle; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Survey; belonging and civic muscle

Oasis on Ballou Mixed-Use Development

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

Project HEAL (Health.Equity.Art.Learning)

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, IDEAS xLab, and the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky conducted an HIA to examine how implementing Project HEAL could affect health in the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Project HEAL is a community development model that uses arts and culture activities to increase civic engagement and drive […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Fulton Industrial Boulevard Framework which includes icons related to the following: clean air; urban communities; Urban; Survey; thriving natural world

Fulton Industrial Boulevard Framework

The Fulton County, Georgia, Department of Health Services conducted a rapid HIA of the Fulton Industrial Boulevard Framework, a redevelopment plan to revitalize an area of unincorporated south Fulton County in Atlanta. The plan includes transportation and freight improvements and changes the land use in the corridor, which was a center of industrial development in […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 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 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 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 City of Worcester Union Hill Revitalization which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; ; Urban; ;

City of Worcester Union Hill Revitalization

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

Bloomfield Avenue Complete Corridor Plan

The New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative, in partnership with Together North Jersey, completed an HIA to inform the development of a Complete Corridor plan for improvements to an arterial road, Bloomfield Avenue, which transects four towns in Essex County, New Jersey. The HIA assessed the potential impacts related to road lane reductions and lane reconfigurations […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Globeville and Elyria Swansea Neighborhood Plan HIA which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; urban communities; Urban; Mixed methods;

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Farmers Field which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods;

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled City of Sheridan Comprehensive Plan Update which includes icons related to the following: complete communities; Suburban; Mixed methods;

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 […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Texas Water and Sanitation which includes icons related to the following: clean water; people living in poverty; Rural; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Texas Water and Sanitation

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), conducted an HIA to inform the village of Vinton of the health impacts of proposed water and sanitation improvement projects. Vinton is a small border town with high levels of unemployment […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 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 Mystic Island Voluntary Buyout Scenarios which includes icons related to the following: Extreme weather events; Urban; Survey; thriving natural world

Mystic Island Voluntary Buyout Scenarios

Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in partnership with New Jersey Future and Little Egg Harbor Township, will complete an HIA to assess the potential health implications of a coordinated voluntary buyout strategy in the Mystic Island area, which was severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Buyout programs use federal funds to help […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Potential Utility Fee to Fund Columbia Transit which includes icons related to the following: Safe and affordable public transit; people living in poverty; Urban; Survey; reliable transportation

Potential Utility Fee to Fund Columbia Transit

The Columbia Transit system is stressed due to increased student ridership, new routes, budget cuts, and higher fuel costs. The Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services conducted a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) in response to the Columbia Transit System Expansion HIA completed in 2012. The Columbia, Missouri City Council requested an HIA […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 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 Wastewater Infrastructure in Fresno County which includes icons related to the following: clean water; black, indigenous, and people of color; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

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 Massachusetts Proposed Expungement Bill which includes icons related to the following: adverse childhood experiences; justice-involved populations; Survey; basic needs for health and safety

Massachusetts Proposed Expungement Bill

This rapid health impact assessment (RHIA) evaluated the mental health effects of Massachusetts bill S. 900, which proposed to require that the state expunge criminal records for individuals who committed their offenses before the age of 21. Students in the healthy cities course in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled HOPE VI to HOPE SF: San Francisco Public Housing Redevelopment which includes icons related to the following: housing; Urban; Survey; humane housing

HOPE VI to HOPE SF: San Francisco Public Housing Redevelopment

The HIA provided a retrospective analysis of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) HOPE VI efforts to rebuild two affordable housing projects in San Francisco, California. The goal of the HIA was to highlight health impacts of redevelopment of public housing more generally by building capacity to conduct HIAs and informing the […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Worksite Wellness in Davidson, NC which includes icons related to the following: employment; people with chronic and multiple chronic health conditions; Urban; Mixed methods; meaningful work and wealth

Worksite Wellness in Davidson, NC

In 2014, the Davidson Design for Life initiative conducted an HIA to predict the health impacts of improving worksite wellness in Davidson, North Carolina. Physical working conditions, such as exposure to hazardous chemicals, can affect a person’s health. Schedules, commuting time, and other work-related issues can also impact health and well-being. The organization reviewed literature, […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Ca�o Martin Pe�a which includes icons related to the following: clean water; people living in poverty; Urban; Primary research; thriving natural world

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 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 Cuyahoga County Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; black, indigenous, and people of color; Urban; Primary research; reliable transportation

Cuyahoga County Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) is conducting an HIA to examine the health effects of the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) planning project for key intersections of the four mile stretch of Euclid Avenue in Euclid, Ohio.  At this time, the plan intends to produce specific recommendations for 1) pedestrian and bicycle […]
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 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 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 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 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 Retail Cannabis Regulation in Los Angeles County which includes icons related to the following: substance use; people living in poverty; Urban; Mixed methods; basic needs for health and safety

Retail Cannabis Regulation in Los Angeles County

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

MountainElements: Comprehensive Planning in 8 Counties

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

San Francisco Bay Area’s Regional Transportation Plan

This HIA, conducted by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), informed the development of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which will serve as a guide to transportation-related investments over the next 25 years. The assessment examined the equity impacts–or how the new Plan might affect different populations in different ways–of […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled 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 City of Independence Complete Streets which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

City of Independence Complete Streets

In June of 2011, the City of Independence passed a complete streets policy. The first part of implementing the complete streets policy included the addition of bike lanes. The HIA addressed the health impacts of placement of bike lanes and made recommendations on how to improve physical activity, healthy food access, and safety. The HIA […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Davidson Walks and Rolls: Active Transportation Master Plan which includes icons related to the following: active transportation; Urban; Mixed methods; reliable transportation

Davidson Walks and Rolls: Active Transportation Master Plan

In 2013, Davidson Design for Life and Alta Planning and Design partnered to incorporate health and social equity modeling and economic analysis on the benefits of implementing infrastructure improvements into an active transportation plan. The HIA estimated the current usage of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure; projected the health, environmental, and social externalities of increased active […]
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 Madison Heights which includes icons related to the following: housing; Urban; Primary research; humane housing

Madison Heights

The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS), in partnership with the Local Iniative Support Corporation (LISC), the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, and the Maricopa County Department of Health, conducted an HIA on the redevelopment of Madison Heights, a public housing unit near Phoenix, Arizona. The HIA examined the potential health effect of the development […]
Graphic depicting key elements of the Health Impact Assessment Report entitled Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project which includes icons related to the following: clean air; Urban; Mixed methods; thriving natural world

Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project

The HIA addressed potential reuse plans for the Concord Naval Weapons Station, a 5,028-acre former US Navy weapons storage site that is to be redeveloped by the City of Concord, CA. In 2008, the city proposed several development alternatives, later narrowed to two, that each included locations for housing, commercial space, community facilities, parks, roadways […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
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 Language Interpretation Services in Kern County, California which includes icons related to the following: healthcare access; Rural; Survey; basic needs for health and safety

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 […]