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Sample Health Impact Assessments

Rapid Impact Assessment Toolkit October 2012
This toolkit from the Scotland National Health Service provides useful information on how to undertake a rapid Health Impact Assessment (HIA). Most HIAs conducted at the local level are classified as rapid health impact assessments, which aim for a short decision-making timeline and are based on available or easily accessible information and evidence.

Health Impact Assessment: A Guide for Practice
A guide by renowned HIA practitioner Rajiv Bhatia based on the extensive HIAs undertaken by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. It provides complete and clear information on the principles that guide HIA practice and the successive steps that structure the process.

Community-driven Health Impact Assessment Tool
This tool from a Winnipeg community organization uses an approach developed by “people assessing their health” (PATH). PATH is a network of organizations and individuals, based in Nova Scotia, devoted to building healthy communities. Their approach is to support communities in developing HIA tools that reflect local values and perspectives in order to assess the community health impacts of specific programs or policies.