A Few Spots are Available: Practitioners Training Course on July 15-18, 2013! http://www.sfphes.org/services/hia-training   The sixth annual SFDPH summer training course for health impact assessment (HIA) practitioners will be sponsored by Human Impact Partners An outline of last year’s 2012HIA Training Agenda is available.    What is Health Impact Assessment? Health impact assessment (HIA) is most often defined as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population” (World Health Organization, 1999).   Widely recognized as one method to consider “health in all policies,” HIA has been used in the United States on land use, transportation, education, criminal justice, labor, agriculture, energy, budgeting, and other decision-making areas to inform policymakers about the health impacts of proposed policies, projects and plans. For more information about HIA, please read the HIA Collaborative FAQ or visit the Health Impact Project.   2013 Course Details

What: Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course
When: July 15 – 18, 2013 (attendance all four days is mandatory)
Where: TCE Oakland Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 7th floor, Oakland, CA
Instructors: HIA practitioners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and community, academic, and local government partners
Cost: $960 (includes the cost of course materials, breakfast and lunch; accomodations and travel not included)* Financial Aid is available for community-based organizations (rolling basis) at $200/person.

                *We are working to raise funds to support attendance of organizations facing financial hardship.


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