Health Impact Assessment: A Tool for Considering and Improving Health during Building and Neighborhood Design

Health Impact Assessment: A Tool for Considering and Improving Health during Building and Neighborhood Design (LU)

Explore the useful tool of Health Impact Assessments which combines scientific data, health expertise, and public input in predicting health effects of projects.

Description: 

During the formative stages of project development, architects have a unique opportunity to work with their collaborators to ensure that neighborhoods and buildings as a whole will minimize health risks and capitalize on opportunities to improve health. This course will introduce you to the growing field of health impact assessment (HIA), bringing together scientific data, health expertise, and public input to identify the potential—and often overlooked—health effects of proposed projects, policies, and programs. You will learn the six steps in the HIA process (screening; scoping; assessment; recommendations; reporting; monitoring and evaluation) through presentations, case studies, and group exercises.

Learning objectives

  • Learn to explain the connections between the built environment and health to your firms and project partners.
  • Learn to communicate the value and purpose of health impact assessment as a tool for improving health to your firms and project partners.
  • Learn to screen future projects and portfolios and identify when health impact assessment may add value to your work.
  • Learn to identify key public agencies, community organizations, and other stakeholders you commonly engage with on your projects that may have interest or capacity in partnering on health impact assessment work.
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Average: 4.2 (133 votes)
$40 non-member
$25 member
3.75 LUs
  • HSW
  • GBCI
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Kara Blankner

    Kara Blankner

    MPH

    Manager, Health Impact Project Collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Kara Blankner is Manager of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson...
  • Kristin Raab

    Kristin Raab

    MLA, MPH

    Director, Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Climate Change Program; Minnesota Department of Health

    Kristin Raab is the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Climate Change Program Director at the...
  • Bethany Rogerson

    Bethany Rogerson

    MS

    Senior Associate, Health Impact Project - Collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Bethany Rogerson, M.S., is a senior associate for the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 3:45

Passing Score: 80% on quiz