Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Herramientas de evaluación económica de la salud (HEAT) para los desplazamientos a pie y en bicicleta

Metodología y guía del usuario

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 55
Publication date: 2014
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 350687 6



The promotion of cycling and walking for everyday physical activity not only promotes health but can also have positive effects on the environment. This booklet summarizes the tools and guidance developed to facilitate this shift: the methodology for the economic assessment of transport infrastructure and policies in relation to the health effects of walking and cycling; systematic reviews of the economic and health literature; and guidance on applying the health economic assessment tools and the principles underlying it.

This methodology and user guide will be of key interest to professionals at both national and local levels: transport planners, traffic engineers, and special interest groups working on transport, walking, cycling or the environment, as well as health economists, physical activity experts and health promotion experts.

First published in English in 2011 by the WHO Regional Office for Europe under the title "Health economic assessment tools (HEAT) for walking and for cycling. Methodology and user guide. Economic assessment of transport infrastructure and policies"

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