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Health Impact Assessment : Concepts, Theory, Techniques and Applications - John Kemm

Health Impact Assessment

Concepts, Theory, Techniques and Applications

By: John Kemm (Editor), Jayne Parry (Editor), Stephen Palmer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780198526292
Number Of Pages: 456

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Health effects are often overlooked when planning development projects ranging from new runways at major airport sites to developing water supply systems to improve sanitation. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is the assessment of the health effects, positive or negative, of a project, programme, or policy. It is therefore concerned with the health of populations and attempts to predict the future consequences for health of decisions which have not yet been implemented. HIA is a new and growing field with numerous schools of thought and areas of controversy.
This book is the first to give a comprehensive overview of the concepts, theory, techniques and applications of HIA to aid all those preparing projects or carrying out assessments. It draws on examples and thinking from many different disciplines and many parts of the world. It identifies the areas of agreement and the questions remaining unanswered. It maps a confused field and signposts possible directions for future progress.
Health Impact assessment is intended to help decision makers in all areas forsee the consequences of their decisions, to ensure the consequences are considered and reduce risk of population health being damaged through some indirect and unintended consequence of a decision.
This book is a practical handbook for those preparing the assessments be they epidemiologists, environmentalists, health economists or public health specialists as well as serving as a conceptual guide for policy makers, decision makers and planners at national and international levels. This book will serve both as a reference for the established HIA practitioner and as an introduction for the novice.

Industry Reviews

I would say that this state-of-the-art book has been successful in presenting all issues currently under discussion or agreed on in the field HIA. It also provides us with practical examples. As such, it is a "must" for anyone interested in HIA. Yet, I feel this book's most valuable contribution to the field is the stimulus it provides to do some further thinking on HIA and the future in store for it. European Journal of Public Health, Vol 16, No. 4 ... a most welcome and significant contribution to the growing body of HIA literature ... this book fills a very important gap in the literature, serves as resource for training future assessors, and could become a standard text. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation

John Kemm, Jayne Parry and Stephen Palmer: Preface 1: John Kemm and Jayne Parry: What is HIA? Introduction and overview 2: John Kemm and Jayne Parry: The development of HIA 3: Johan P Mackenbach, J Lennert Veerman, Jan JM Barendregt and Anton E Kunst: Health inequalities and HIA 4: Stephen Palmer: Causal mechanisms for HIA: learning from epidemiology 5: Juhani Lehto: The contribution of the social sciences to HIA 6: Mark McCarthy and Martin Utley: Quantitative approaches to HIA 7: Mark Petticrew, Sally Macintyre and Hilary Thomson: Evidence and HIA 8: Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams and Ben Rolfe: The role of lay knowledge in HIA 9: Jennifer Mindell, Mike Joffe and Erica Ison: Planning an HIA 10: Kate Ardern: HIA: a practitioners view 11: Erica Ison: Rapid appraisal techniques 12: Alan Bond: Lessons from EIA 13: Maurice B. Mittelmark, Doris E. Gillis and Bridget Hsu Hage: Community development: the role of HIA 14: Anna Ritsatakis: HIA at the international policy making level 15: Reiner Banken: HIA of policy in Canada 16: Ernst W Roscam Abbing: HIA and national policy in the Netherlands 17: Margaret Douglas, Jill Muirie: HIA in Scotland 18: Ceri Breeze: The experience of HIA in Wales 19: Karin Berensson: HIA at the local level in Sweden 20: John Wright: HIA in Australia 21: Caron Bowen: HIA and policy development in London: using HIA as a tool to integrate health considerations into strategy 22: Sue Milner: Using HIA in local government 23: Rainer Fehr, Odile Mekel and Rudolf Welteke: HIA: the German perspective 24: Brigit A.M. Staatsen, Erik Lebret, Ellis A.M. Franssen, Carla M.A.G. van Wiechen and Danny Houthuijs: HIA in Schiphol airport 25: Muna I. Abdel Aziz, John Radford, John McCabe: The Finningley Airport HIA: A Case Study 26: Ruth Barnes: HIA and urban regeneration: the Ferrier Estate, England 27: Roy E Kwiatkowski: Impact assessment in Canada: an evolutionary process 28: Ian Matthews: HIA and waste disposal 29: Donald M Campbell: HIA and fears of toxicity: health risk assessment of a control programme for the white-spotted tussock moth in New Zealand 30: Alex Hirschfield: The HIA of crime prevention 31: Jonathan Mathers and Jayne Parry: Expanding the number of places for medical student training in England: an assessment of the impacts 32: Martin Birley: HIA in developing countries 33: Karen Lock and Mojca Gabrijelcic-Blenkus: HIA of agricultural and food policies 34: John Kemm: HIA and the National Alcohol Strategy for England 35: Carlos Dora: HIA in SEA and its application to policy in Europe 36: Jayne Parry and John Kemm: Future directions for HIA

ISBN: 9780198526292
ISBN-10: 0198526296
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.36  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7