Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 02 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    SOPHIA is pleased to announce that the 2021 Practitioner Workshop will happen virtually on December 1 and 2, from 11 am-1pm ET. Please register to join us online to explore the evolution of health impact assessment practice over SOPHIA's 10-year history and look to the future of HIA.


    On Wednesday, December 1st, we'll start with a welcome from SOPHIA President Sandra Whitehead. This will be followed by a panel discussion about the current state of HIA and recent changes in the field. Two lightning talks will also be featured.


    The session on Thursday, December 2nd will feature a panel considering the future of HIAs and ways SOPHIA can stay relevant and effective. More lightning talks will be featured. There will be a chance to discuss in smaller groups.


    Registration levels are by SOPHIA membership status. Log in at 

    https://hiasociety.org/Sys/Profile to check your membership status.


    Please contact SOPHIA’s coordinator Oma (coordinator@hiasociety.org) with any questions.


    Many thanks to our sponsors:

    ASTHO ™ - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

         



Past Conferences and Workshops

IAIA 17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change; April 4-7 2017, Montréal, 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.

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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