Available HIA frameworks


There are many HIA frameworks available. Some of the frameworks have a specific focus on health equity (e.g. HIIA and the frameworks by the ACHEIA and CHETRE, table 2). Within Europe, a special HIA for European policy has been developed (the EHPHIA). The choice for one of the available frameworks depends mainly on the personal preferences and the training of the team carrying out the HIA. Table 10 lists a few of the more widely used HIA frameworks. All of the listed frameworks are publicly available via the internet and were free to download at the time of writing.

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Table 10: Overview of selected existing Health Impact Assessment frameworks
Name Full reference Link to resource
EHPHIA
European Policy Health Impact Assessment
Abrahams D, den Broeder L, Doyle C, Fehr R, Haigh F, Mekel O, Metcalfe O, Pennington A, Scott-Samuel A. (2004) EPHIA – European Policy Health Impact Assessment: A Guide. Liverpool. International Health Impact Assessment Consortium, University of Liverpool. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_projects/2001/monitoring/fp_monitoring_2001_a6_frep_11_en.pdf
ACHEIA
Equity-focused health impact assessment
Mahoney M., Simpson S., Harris E., Aldrich R., Stewart Williams J. (2004) Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment Framework, the Australasian Collaboration for Health Equity Impact Assessment (ACHEIA). Available at: http://hiaconnect.edu.au/old/files/EFHIA_Framework.pdf
HIIA
Health Inequalities Impact Assessment. An approach to fair and effective policy making.
NHS Health Scotland (2011). Health Inequalities Impact Assessment
An approach to fair and effective policy making. Guidance, tools and templates.
Available at: http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=119615
CHETRE
Health Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide
Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, E., & Kemp, L. Health Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide, Sydney: Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE). Part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW. Available at: http://hiaconnect.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Health_Impact_Assessment_A_Practical_Guide.pdf
Whānau Ora
Whānau Ora health impact assessment
Ministry of Health. (2007). Whānau Ora Health Impact Assessment. Available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/whanau-ora-hia-2007.pdf
PHAC
A guide to health impact assessment: A policy tool for New Zealand
Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) (2005) A guide to health impact assessment: A policy tool for New Zealand. 2nd Edition, June 2005. Available at: http://nhc.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/guidetohia.pdf
WHIASU
Health Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide.
Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (2012). Health Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide. Available at: http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=44257 and http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=522&pid=63782
PHI
Health Impact Assessment: a guide for local authorities
Public Health Institute of Scotland (2006) Health Impact Assessment: a guide for local authorities. Available at: http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/1283.aspx
DH England
Health Impact Assessment of Government Policy. A guide to carrying out a Health Impact Assessment of new policy as part of the Impact Assessment process
Herriott, N. & Williams, C. (2010). Health Impact Assessment of Government Policy. A guide to carrying out a Health Impact Assessment of new policy as part of the Impact Assessment process.

In a series with also:
HIA – case studies from government departments
HIA – evidence on health
HIA – a guide to quantifying health impacts of government policy

Available at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_120110.pdf
IAIA
Health Impact Assessment. International Best Practice Principles
Quigley, R., L. den Broeder, P. Furu, A. Bond, B. Cave and R. Bos (2006) Health Impact Assessment
International Best Practice Principles
. Special Publication Series No. 5. Fargo, USA: International Association for Impact Assessment.
Available at: http://www.iaia.org/publicdocuments/special-publications/SP5.pdf
Merseyside Guidelines
The Merseyside Guidelines for Health Impact Assessment.
Scott-Samuel, A., Birley, M., Ardern, K., (2001). The Merseyside Guidelines for Health Impact Assessment. Second Edition, May 2001. 20 pages. ISBN 1 874038 56 2. Published by the International Health Impact Assessment Consortium. Available at: http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=44256
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