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Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

John Kemm (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656011
eISBN:
9780191748028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process which helps decision making by predicting the consequences for health of choosing different options in terms of policies, plans, and projects. There is ... More


Health inequalities and HIA

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the current state of affairs on this intersection between the older health inequalities tradition and the evolving health impact assessment (HIA) field. It then summarizes the ... More


Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

K.M. Venkat Narayan, Desmond Williams, Edward W. Gregg, and Catherine C. Cowie (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Numerous research programs have developed over the last decade to improve the understanding of the causes, prevention, and treatment of diabetes and its complications. Efficient synthesis of the data ... More


Introduction

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter presents an overview of macro-level influences on health. Topics discussed include birth, life, death, and the environment; historical perspective; basic requirements of a ... More


Contesting the Science: Public Health Knowledge and Action in Controversial Land-Use Developments

Eva Elliott, Emily Harrop, and Gareth H. Williams

in Risk Communication and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562848
eISBN:
9780191722523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.12
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores two different forms of public protest against land developments that were considered by local people to threaten public health. They diverged in terms of their means of struggle ... More


Global Climate Change and Human Health

A. J. McMichael and G. Ranmuthugala

in Globalization and Health

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172997
eISBN:
9780199865659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the health impacts of global environmental change. Topics covered include relationship between globalization and global environmental change, impacts of climate change, ... More


HIA at the international policy-making level

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines international policies on health impact assessment (HIA). Topics covered include policies of the World Health Organization, the European Community, and other intergovernmental ... More


Car Culture, Transport Policy, and Public Health

Tord Kjellstrom and Sarah Hinde

in Globalization and Health

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172997
eISBN:
9780199865659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the health impacts of car reliance. The various health impacts caused by the modern private motor-vehicle-based transport system includes car crash injuries, lung and heart ... More


Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults

Michael Lean

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a brief overview of the health consequences of obesity. It summarizes the epidemiological data on obesity and health and their impact from a patient-centred perspective. Only ... More


What is HIA? Introduction and overview

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an introduction to health impact assessment (HIA). Topics discussed include definition and purpose of HIA, the conceptual roots of HIA, positivistic and relativistic bases for ... More


Structural Adjustment Programs and Health

Anna Breman and Carolyn Shelton

in Globalization and Health

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172997
eISBN:
9780199865659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews literature comparing empirical, theoretical, and normative articles on the relationship between structural adjustment programs (SAPs) and health. The first section discusses the ... More


The development of HIA

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the development of health impact assessment (HIA) for ten years up to 2003. Topics covered include early origins of HIA, the development of methods for HIA, the development of the ... More


Lessons from EIA

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the development of environmental impact assessment (EIA) to set the context against which lessons can be drawn. It briefly considers the rationale for EIA and indicates the ... More


HIA in Schiphol Airport

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the health impact assessment (HIA) programme for Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, in which impacts have been quantitated using a combination of health impact calculations, analysis ... More


Impact Assessment in Canada: an evolutionary process

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Canada was one of the first countries in the world to develop a standardized national approach to health impact assessment (HIA). This chapter describes the HIA framework and its evolution over the ... More


Devolution, evolution, and expectation: health impact assessment in Wales

Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams, Chloe Chadderton, and Liz Green

in Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656011
eISBN:
9780191748028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) and the evolution of HIA in the context of Wales as a devolved nation with its particular approach to public health. ... More


Health impact assessment in Australia

Ben Harris-Roxas, Patrick Harris, Marilyn Wise, Fiona Haigh, Harrison Ng Chok, and Elizabeth Harris

in Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656011
eISBN:
9780191748028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Australia is a federation comprised of six states, two territories and a federal government. There is legislation in all of these jurisdictions requiring Environmental Impact Assessment of major ... More


Climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion

Tony McMichael and Alistair Woodward

in International Co-operation in Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631985
eISBN:
9780191723582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the impact of climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion on health. These changes are the consequence of overload and breakdown of global homeostatic mechanisms. Climate ... More


Sweden and Britain: The Impact of Policy Context on Inequities in Health

FINN DIDERICHSEN, MARGARET WHITEHEAD, BO BURSTRÖM, MONICA ÅBERG, and PIROSKA ÖSTLIN

in Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137408
eISBN:
9780199863983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In comparing two western European countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom, this chapter demonstrates a methodology for distinguishing empirically between causal pathways in order to explain the way ... More


Evidence and HIA

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Meaningful health impact assessment (HIA) depends on the availability of robust quantitative and qualitative evidence of such impacts. This chapter considers what sort of evidence may be required, ... More


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