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

April 29, 2016
8:00 amto3:00 pm

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 New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative (NJHIC) 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.

View approved recertification credits.

Location: University Inn & Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick

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Newark Forum on Historic Preservation

April 29, 2016
8:30 amto2:00 pm

A daylong exploration of historic and neighborhood preservation. We will gather to honor our local story and to help develop an action plan for preservation in Newark. Local experts will discuss how Newark’s social life and history is manifest in its built environment, while nationally known speakers will place the city in broad context. The discussion will encompass multiple forms of preservation and the legal and financial frameworks that enable preservation efforts.

Location: 15 Washington St., Newark

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