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Archive for September 13th, 2017

Health Impact Assessment: Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

November 1, 2017
8:30 amto2:30 pm

Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) can be used to evaluate a proposed plan or project’s potential effects on the health of a population. HIA provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones.

In this session, the Planning Healthy Communities Initiative (PHCI) will lead an introductory training on health impact assessment as a tool to promote community health and equity in planning processes and decision-making. Participants will engage in group exercises related to HIA steps, discuss opportunities and challenges to integrating health into planning and policy processes, and learn about new statewide collaborative initiatives and emerging tools to build capacity for health advancement in planning, and to support health in all policies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the broader context of health influences and the social determinants of health.
  • Understand the principles, value, and use of HIA, as well as the steps involved in conducting an HIA.
  • Understand applicability of HIA to planning, development and land use decision-making and processes.
  • Explore opportunities to incorporate HIA and/or health in all policies in local government decision-making.
  • Review the resources available to local government decision-makers and citizens that wish to include health consideration in community planning.

Location: Rutgers University

Registration and more information

Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon

November 14, 2017
10:30 amto2:00 pm

Join us November 14, 2017 in Atlantic City to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of New Jersey municipalities. This event brings together nearly 400 local, regional, and state government officials, green team members, industry professionals, and sustainability leaders. It’s a fantastic opportunity to re-connect, collaborate, and celebrate your collective achievements!

Pre-Luncheon Networking Session (10:30am – Noon)
Luncheon (Noon – 2:00pm)
Conveyance of Special Awards
Recognition of the 2017 Sustainable Jersey Certified Communities


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