The aim of this symposium, organized by the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCECH) and the NCCHPP, was to explore:
- The relationship between health objectives and ways in which planning can contribute positively to community well-being and identify actionable steps toward engaging and working with planners.
- The barriers that hinder effective partnerships, and conversely, put forward enablers and facilitations toward having planning and public health at the same table.
- The ways that Indigenous perspectives can be respected and incorporated in health-planning collaborations.
This session gathered experts from planning and public health. Thierno Diallo’s presentation focused on bridging planning and public health with Health Impact Assessment.
Using health impact assessment (HIA) to create opportunities for collaboration between planners and public health professionals: A case study in Québec City