Dear colleagues,


We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the San Francisco Department of Public Health's annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners' Training (July 14-17, 2014)


Register early at the link The deadline for applications is June 19 (Thu).


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).   


The field of HIA and the process of getting health into decision-making continues to evolve and grow 


How will you and your team enhance skill sets, leverage big data, meaningfully engage communities, and have collective impact? HIA is one of many tools that may be considered for health-protective policy and action.  




About the SFDPH HIA Training



7th Annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course (deadline is June 19th)



TCE Oakland Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 



July 14-17, 2014 (attendance all four days is mandatory)



HIA practitioners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and community, academic, and local government partners



$960 (includes the cost of course materials, breakfast and lunch; accommodations and travel not included).  We are working to raise funds to support attendance of organizations facing financial hardship. We STRONGLY encourage applications from community-based organizations who are actively planning, considering, or doing HIA to apply.


Feel free to contact me at 415-252-3961 if you have any questions.


Thank you,

Tim Choi



Tim Choi, MPH -- Health Impact Assessment Specialist

Environmental Health Branch -- Population Health Division

San Francisco Department of Public Health


P: 415-252-3961