This fall, Dr. Kathleen Call and Dr. Carissa Slotterback will be teaching a new class, Health Impact Assessment: A tool to promote health equity (PubH6703/PA5290). See flyer for more details.
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool that uses the best-available evidence to uncover the health impacts of policies, plans and projects in order to influence decisions before they are finalized. HIAs focus on social determinants of health. Strong community engagement grounds the HIA in the health issues and topics important to those who will be impacted by the decision, leading to more equitable, healthier communities. This is a skills focused course that introduces students to the six steps of an HIA, along with relevant data sources and methods. HIA practitioners will share their insights and experiences conducting HIAs in Minnesota.