Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

A technical briefing on HIA

Resource/Evaluation type

Overview paper, toolkit

Subject area



WHO European Region

Health impact assessment is a tool to support cross-sectoral action for health, and real progress has been made in WHO’s European Region in applying HIA to this end. Developments in the region (that includes the European Union) have moved HIA higher up on the agenda and have placed health on the agenda of other sectors. This paper provided background information for the 52nd session of the Regional Committee on HIA, which was held in 2003. It is a practical outline of the action taken by the Regional Office for Europe to support the development of HIA.

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WHO Regional Office for Europe
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DK-2100 Copenhagen 0, Denmark
Telephone: + 45 39 171 717
Facsimile: + 45 39 171 818