Health Impact Assessment - Training
Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
The Oregon Health Authority's Center for Health Protection will be hosting a Health Impact Assessment training on Thursday, August 23rd. This training is being held to provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to learn more about the HIA tool and about its potential to help bring health to the forefront of policy, project, and program development.
By the end of the training, each participant will have a solid understanding of the following four areas:
1. Health Impact Assessments (process, past/current applications, and its connection with Health in all Policies)
2. Creating a strong application for an OHA's Health Impact Assessment mini-grant.
3. Properly selecting a policy, plan, or program for an HIA.
4. Engaging/involving local community members in the HIA process.
The training will be separated into three session:
1. HIA Introduction (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
-- This portion of the training will introduce the basics of Health Impact Assessments. Included will be a presentation on its connection to Health in all Policies and a discussion regarding current and past Health Impact Assessments in the United States. By the end of this training portion, each participant will have a solid understanding of Health Impact Assessments.
2. Lunchtime Brownbag Forum (12:00 - 1:00 PM)
-- This brownbag session will feature a presentation on a recent rapid Health Impact Assessment that was completed through the Oregon Health Authority mini-grant program. Attendees will gain valuable insight into completing a rapid HIA and will also have an opportunity to ask detailed mini-grant related questions.
3. Training Sessions (1:00 - 3:00 PM)
-- This afternoon portion of the training will include two hands-on sessions regarding critical aspects of a Health Impact Assessment: Screening and Community Engagement. By the end of these trainings, each participant will have a solid understanding of how to 1) select a proper policy, plan, or program for an HIA, 2) engage/involve local community members in the HIA process, 3) create a strong application for an OHA's Health Impact Assessment mini-grant.