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Health Impact Assessment Fact Sheet

Posted On February 23, 2017

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a structured process that brings together scientific data, public health expertise, and stakeholder input to identify the potential health effects of a proposed policy, plan, program, or project. Based on an objective and thorough analysis of these potential effects, an HIA offers practical recommendations for ways to minimize risks and… more »

An HIA of the 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Georgia

Posted On September 5, 2015

This health impact assessment (HIA) examined how public health perspectives could be more strongly incorporated into affordable housing policy in Georgia through the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), overseen by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and updated on an annual basis. Overall, affordable housing investments were found to improve health and quality of life, and… more »

Using a Health in All Policies Approach to Address Social Determinants of Sexually Transmitted Disease Inequities in the Context of Community Change and Redevelopment

Posted On May 1, 2012

Fort McPherson in Atlanta, GA, recently ceased operations as a military installation and will soon begin redevelopment. What are the opportunities to improve the health of the surrounding neighborhoods at the same time? This report provides maps of neighborhood data, policy opportunities suggested by local officials, and pictures from community members of neighborhood assets they… more »