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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

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Webinar: Using health impact assessment to improve our communities

November 1, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Held by Smart Growth Online, this webinar will focus on how HIA has been used in planning, and how planners can apply HIA principles in their work.

Location: online



Green in ’17: Panel Discussion on Local Environmental Policy Needs

November 1, 2017
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join Monmouth Conservation Foundation for a panel discussion on local environmental policy needs and the path forward. As we prepare for a new governor, let’s learn from local environmental leaders about current policies, recent changes, and recommendations from the experts on what we need to ask of our next governor in New Jersey to make positive steps forward in protecting the environment.

The panel discussion will be followed by a cocktail hour.

Panelists include Tim Dillingham, executive director of American Littoral Society; William Kastning, executive director of Monmouth Conservation Foundation; Tony MacDonald, director of the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University; Chris Sturm, managing director of policy and water at New Jersey Future; and Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action.

Location: Two River Community Theatre, Red Bank NJ

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