Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment

Published By
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

This resource suggests factoring health into decision-making is crucial for addressing national health issues and improving public well-being. The report recommends Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) as a valuable tool for evaluating the health consequences of proposed decisions and suggests actions to minimize adverse impacts and optimize beneficial ones while acknowledging that HIA is part of a range of approaches and presents challenges such as data quality and stakeholder engagement.