RWJF: It’s Time to Act Recommendation 3

This is the third in a three part series. Read part one and part two.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has released the report Time to Act: Investing in the Health of our Children and Communities which highlights recommendations from the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America. The commission has one focus: find better methods for improving the health of all Americans.  Read more

Map of HIA location across the US

Growing the Health Impact Assessment Movement

In our previous feature, Health Impact Assessment Informs Decisions, we looked at how Columbia, Missouri used an HIA to assess the overall health effects of a public transportation utility fee. While their resulting report was highly praised and did sway the ultimate decision, budget concerns have public health officials there still struggling to get HIA as a normal part of the planning process.
Read more