HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT SUMMER TRAINING COURSE
July 16 – 19, 2012 | Oakland CA
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
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.
Over the past decade, SFDPH has emerged as one of the leading practitioners
of HIA in the United States. This year, SFDPH will conduct our fifth
annual summer training course for HIA practitioners. The overall goal of
the course is to provide current and future practitioners of HIA experience
using available procedures, regulations, and tools to implement an HIA.
About the SFDPH HIA Training
What: Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer
Where: TCE Oakland Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 7th
floor, Oakland, CA
When: July 16-19, 2012 (attendance all four days is mandatory)
Instructors: HIA practitioners at the San Francisco Department of
Public Health and community, academic, and local
Cost: $960 (includes the cost of course materials, breakfast
and lunch; accommodations and travel not included). A
limited number of scholarships are available to support
attendance by non-profit organizations, students, and
To Register: Please complete the entire online application form,
Registration will close on Friday June 29th, however enrollment is limited,
and priority is given to early registrants. To ensure diversity of
participants, limit two people per organization.
More information about the course, including course objectives, a sample
agenda, past participant evaluations, and information about travel,
lodging, financial aid and more are available at:
Please contact hiacourse.dph(a)sfdph.org or call 415-252-3919 with any
Past participants have given glowing reviews of the course:
· "Will recommend this course!.. These tools are all useful to our
work, and I feel confident now in writing grants to support
integration of HIA in our public health capacity building efforts…."
· "Thank you for an amazing conference. Extremely well organized and
facilitated. Content expertise was well presented and facilitated
valuable discussion that cannot be replicated in other forums (such
as webinars or one day sessions)."
· "I have learned an awful lot about HIA. In many instances, the most
informative statements, are those that have been made 'between the
lines,' by which I means the comments on how things don't always go
to plan, and how that is dealt with by HIA practitioners, or how they
solved problems that came up."
· "Overall this training has done a very impressive job of packing in a
lot of info in an engaging/hands on way… SFDPH has developed
impressive qualifications and depth of knowledge and makes the
process of HIA looks very doable."