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Use Of Health Impact Assessment in the US: 27 Case Studies


This journal article by Andrew Danneberg, CDC and others documents the growing use of Health Impact Assessments (HIA) in the United States to help planners and others to consider the health consequences of their decisions.The article presents 27 case studies of communities that have used HIAs to improve their land use planning efforts, which can be used by other local health departments to inform their efforts. 

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Community Assessment, Community Design, Environmental Health, Health Impact Assessment (HIA), Zoning


Institutional Author:

Andrew Danneberg, etc.





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