Health Impact Assessment is a process used to identify how a project, policy or program might influence health.
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) uses a combination of procedures, methods and tools to systematically judge the potential–and sometimes unintended–effects of a proposed project, plan or policy on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population.
The HIA also produces recommendations to enhance the health benefits of the project/policy/program and to mitigate potential harms.
HIA is a practical tool that can:
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