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Learning by doing: the value of case studies of health impact assessment

Ben F. Harris-Roxas A B and Patrick J. Harris A
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A Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), University of New South Wales

B Corresponding author. Email: b.harris-roxas@unsw.edu.au

NSW Public Health Bulletin 18(10) 161-163 https://doi.org/10.1071/NB07110
Published: 26 September 2007

Abstract

The nine health impact assessment (HIA) case studies in this issue represent a considerable contribution to the HIA literature and provide a number of lessons. These lessons include the value of using evidence in HIA to aid decision-making; the various forms that stakeholder and community involvement in HIA can take; and the fact that HIA can act as a catalyst for intersectoral engagement. They also highlight challenges faced by HIA practitioners, including time, methods of assessment, developing evidence summaries and considering equity.


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