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    • 31 Jul 2019
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Barcelona, Spain
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    An Introduction to Health Impact Assessment Training

    The Introduction to Health Impact Assessment Training is part of the Advancing Health and Health Equity event taking place directly after the Association of Public Policy and Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual International Conference. The training will run alongside Lessons from Around the Globe Convening hosted by the Health Impact Project. A preliminary agenda for the training can be downloaded here.

    Health Impact Assessment, or HIA, is an adaptable approach that can successfully bring new and valuable perspectives into existing decision-making structures, with the goal of identifying and addressing potential effects of policies on population health where they would otherwise not be considered. This training will include a broad introduction to the HIA process, interactive exploration of critical concepts through real-world examples, and an emphasis on selecting suitable policy decisions to examine through an HIA approach. Join experts from the field to learn the basics of this proven approach to integrating health and equity considerations into ongoing policy formation.

    The training will be led by the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA),  an international association of individuals and organizations that provide leadership and promote excellence in the field of health impact assessment. SOPHIA trainers represent leading HIA organizations internationally, with experience conducting and providing training on HIAs in a broad range of policy areas. The training is intended for participants who are new to HIA and have little to no HIA experience.   

    Registration for the full day training is $110 USD.

    There is a reduced registration fee for members ($45 USD). You must become a member before registering to qualify for this rate. Membership costs $50 USD for the year. Students qualify for a reduced member rate of $30 USD and may then access the member registration fee.



Past Conferences and Workshops

IAIA 17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change; April 4-7 2017, MontrĂ©al, Canada 
The next annual conference for the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA). IAIA has a Health section and track at the annual meeting. For more information, please visit the website.

SOPHIA’s HIA Practitioner Workshop, October 2-3, 2017, Washington, D.C. Formerly the HIA of the Americas Workshop, this meeting brought together current HIA practitioners for strategic field building. Visit the webpage for a conference summary.

IAIA 16: Resilience and Sustainability, May 11-14, 2016. Aichi-Nagoya, Japan.  IAIA had a Health section and track at the annual meeting. For more information, please visit the website.

SOPHIA’s HIA Practitioner Workshop, March 7-8, 2016, Oakland, CA. Formerly the HIA of the Americas Workshop, this meeting brought together current HIA practitioners for strategic field building. Visit the webpage for a conference summary.

The National HIA Meeting. Building on the success of the first two national HIA meetings, the 2015 conference brought together decision-makers and program leaders to learn how HIA can inform critical policy and planning decisions, in multiple sectors and at all levels of government, to protect and improve public health and equity. Please visit the Health Impact Project website for the meeting materials and summary.

SOPHIA’s HIA of the Americas Workshop was held in September 2014 in Oakland, California. The workshop brought current HIA practitioners together to network and share resources and strategies that elevate the practice of HIA, as well as promote excellence in HIA by sharing best practices, discussing issues and challenges, and disseminating resources and work products developed by the HIA of the Americas working groups. For more information, click here.

13th International Conference on Health Impact Assessment (HIA), from local to global: Health Impact Assessment to face the new challenges. International HIA Conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland, October 2-4, 2013. Website

The International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) conference. The last conference was held in Florence, Italy, April 20-23, 2015. 

The 2014 Southeast Regional HIA Summit was held July 30 – August 1, 2014 in Davidson, North Carolina. The Summit convened current practitioners of Health Impact Assessment involved with or interested in strategic HIA field-building in the Southeast United States. Website


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