Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged in terms of its potential effects on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population” (World Health Organizations, 1999). Health Impact Assessment is a tool primarily used to examine the Public Health effects of policies, programs and projects.

BEPHC provides interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, or continuing education curriculum on Health Impact Assessment. This curriculum is flexible enough to be offered as a full semester course, individual units or single class modules or individual assignments. Additionally, this website provides professional training materials for conducting Health Impact Assessments.

BEPHC also offers lists of colleges and universities divided into three tiers. Tier one schools have architecture faculty with specialized knowledge of HIA. Tier two includes programs with a course offering that is less than a full semester of HIA content. Tier three includes programs that offer a full semester course in HIA.

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Georgia Institute of Technology
School of City and Regional Planning
245 4th St
Atlanta, GA 30332

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