This briefing note identifies the basic organizational conditions necessary for incorporating HIAs into routine practice.
The growing interest in health impact assessment (HIA) within Canada is often accompanied by questions of a practical nature: How does one move from theory to practice? What basic organizational conditions are necessary for such a practice to be initiated? Where should one begin?
The aim of this briefing note is to identify basic organizational conditions necessary for incorporating HIAs into routine practice and to provide some answers to these questions. It is intended for local and regional public health authorities that would like to explore the possibility of carrying out HIAs on municipal policies.
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