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Health impact assessment and urbanisation. Lessons from the NSW HIA Project

Patrick J. Harris A B , Ben F. Harris-Roxas A , Elizabeth Harris A and Lynn A. Kemp A
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A Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity University of New South Wales.

B Corresponding author. Email: patrick.harris@unsw.edu.au

NSW Public Health Bulletin 18(10) 198-201 https://doi.org/10.1071/NB07073B
Published: 26 September 2007

Abstract

Health impact assessment (HIA) can ensure that health is a core element of sustainable urban planning. Based on the experience of the NSW HIA Project, we discuss the current strengths of HIA and challenges facing it as an urban sustainability tool across five areas: the use of evidence; integrating HIA with environmental impact assessments; including consideration of equity; recognising wider determinants of health; and building capacity.


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