Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment is designed to bring public health issues into the foreground of policy and decision-making. It offers a route to understanding the potential health risks and benefits entailed in any proposal.

The Public Health team at Worcestershire County Council is supporting Local Planning Authorities in taking the HIA approach forward through planning policy and delivery routes. As part of this process, a HIA Toolkit is being prepared.

The Toolkit aims to guide planners and any potential applicants through the HIA process on the planning documents and proposals for any new developments coming forward in Worcestershire.

The HIA Steering Group is also working with planners to develop an HIA planning pilot on a residential development site in Evesham. The completion of both documents is expected in winter 2015.

For more information please contact Marta Dziudzi, Health Improvement Practitioner, mdziudzi1@worcestershire.gov.uk or 0190567794.

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