Thanks, Ann. The Equity Metrics for Health Impact Assessment Practice , referenced below,
are a little odd in that the document claims to be talking about equity, without ever
mentioning or including metrics for any particular demographic groups that suffer from
inequity, such as African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, limited English proficient
people, people with low literacy, people with disabilities, low income people, women, or
LGBT people. Maybe I'm reading the document wrong or missing something.
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From: "Ann Hartell" <ahartell(a)gmail.com>
To: "TRB Health and Transportation" <h+t--friends(a)chrispy.net>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 12:04:41 PM
Subject: [H+T--Friends] Fwd: HIA Practitioner Workshop Registration + Webinars on Equity
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Apologies for any cross-posting . . .
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Date: Jan 22, 2016 6:55 PM
Subject: HIA Practitioner Workshop Registration + Webinars on Equity and Community
To: "Ann" < ahartell(a)gmail.com >
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Dear friends and colleagues,
We knew you wouldn’t want to miss these timely announcements about the HIA Practitioners
Workshop (formerly HIA of the Americas) and two webinars on key components of the HIA
process: community participation and incorporating equity. We hope to build on these
conversations with future webinars on equity approaches to Heath Impact Assessment and
Healthy Public Policy research. Stay tuned for announcements about future webinar topics!
Equity and HIA Webinar
Please join us for a webinar we’ll be conducting on Equity and HIA on January 27 from
1pm-2:30pm ET l 10am-11:30am PT .
Although equity is a core value of Health Impact Assessment, practitioners and evaluators
have found that many HIAs could be improved by taking a more intentional and thorough
approach to advancing equity. To help guide HIA practitioners, evaluators, and equity
advocates, the Equity Workgroup of the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact
Assessment (SOPHIA) recently released Equity Metrics for Health Impact Assessment Practice
The interactive webinar will introduce the theoretical underpinnings that guide an
equity-focused approach to HIA practice. Participants will learn about measurable ways
that equity can be integrated into each step of the HIA, as described in the Equity
Metrics , and will discuss how an intentional focus on equity would change the approach to
conducting an HIA and those engaged in the process. Examples from HIAs that have addressed
equity concerns will also be presented.
Click here to register for this webinar hosted by the Health Impact Project.
Webinar on Newly Released Community Participation in HIA Evaluation
Please join us for an upcoming webinar about a just released report on the Community
Participation in Health Impact Assessments: A National Evaluation [check out the executive
summary , full report , and appendices ].
The first of its kind study provides new insights on the level of community participation
in HIAs in the U.S., the impact of community participation on the success of HIAs, and the
use of HIA as a means to enhance civic agency. Our findings - based on survey and in-depth
case study analysis - send a strong message to the HIA field that investment in higher
levels of community participation pays off in higher levels of civic agency, such as
improved individual civic skills and increased capacity for collective action. This
evaluation also found that higher levels of community participation showed greater odds of
an HIA impacting decision-making.
The evaluation intends to inform the work of HIA practitioners, and is relevant to
researchers and organizations intending to authentically engage community members in
addressing policy, program, or planning solutions.
HIP is hosting a webinar to share the evaluation’s very exciting and insightful findings
on January 28 from 2pm-3:30pm ET l 11am-12:30pm PT . Please register here for the webinar
, and we’ll follow-up with details soon. Register Now: HIA Practitioner Workshop
SOPHIA's HIA Practitioner Workshop (formerly HIA of the Americas) will take place
March 7-8, 2016 at The California Endowment in Oakland, CA. The Workshop is intended for
current practitioners of Health Impact Assessment interested in strategic field building.
Attendees at the two-day workshop will learn and share ideas through presentations, and
further the practice of HIA in small working groups. The draft agenda is now available on
the SOPHIA website.
The objectives of this two-day workshop are to:
* Build a community of HIA practitioners by offering an intimate forum to network and
share ideas and tools that elevate the practice of HIA; and
* Promote excellence in HIA by sharing best practices, tackling challenging HIA
related issues, and disseminating resources and work products developed by the working
Registration is now open through February 1, 2016 . Please click here to register!
Scholarships for travel and/or registration are available for representatives from
community-based organizations with HIA experience.
Equity and HIA Webinar
January 27, 2016
1p-2:30p ET |
Community Participation in HIA Evaluation Webinar
January 28, 2016
2p-3:30p ET |
HIA Practitioner Workshop
March 7-8, 2016
Register by Feb. 1
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