HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental and Social Determinants of Health of Wellbeing

Environmental and Social Determinants of Health of Wellbeing


We provide high quality, internationally recognised, consultancy, research, capacity building and training in HIA. Phone or email us to discuss your needs.


CONSULTANCY

Six Significant Benefits of Doing a HIA

  1. It supports the plan and decision-making process by providing timely, relevant and credible public health information and analysis.
  2. It improves plan and project design, development, delivery and implementation.
  3. It increases community support and reducing community concerns.
  4. It reduces costs and liabilities further down the plan and project cycle.
  5. It enhances reputation and supports corporate responsibility.
  6. It provides cost-effective and value added analysis that improves the success of a plan or project.

Our Approach to HIA

We use an approach that meets the needs of clients, communities and other key stakeholders within the framework of international good practice standards e.g.  International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) HIA Guidance.

Some of our staff have been lead authors of two international and one national guide:

  • Good Practice Guidance on Health Impact Assessment, ICMM
  • Good Practice Guidance on Occupational Health Risk Assessment, ICMM
  • Health Impact Assessment of Greenspace: a guide, Greenspace Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage

We also work with a range of associates and partner organisations to widen and strengthen the HIA consultancy services that we can offer.

Our staff alongside partner organisations and associates have conducted HIAs in the following sectors and countries.

Sector Experience

  • Economic Development
  • Energy (renewables and non-renewables)
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing and Mixed Land Use
  • Mining
  • Regeneration
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

Country Experience

  • England
  • Iraq
  • Northern Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Ukraine
  • Wales

Case Study Example - HIA Consultancy - Marsh Farm Regeneration Masterplan HIA


RESEARCH

We have staff and associates experienced in research on health impacts both in terns of undertaking reviews of the research literature as well as conducting research in HIA-related topic areas.

We have both qualitative and quantitative research skills including designing and coordinating a research project as well as analysing the findings.

We are also experts at writing, coordinating and facilitating the development of sector specific guidance.

Case Study Example - HIA Research - Environmental Determinants of Public Health in Scotland (EDPHiS)


TRAINING

We have staff who have experience of HIA teaching and training in university and on-site organisation settings. We can provide general and tailored half-day, one-say and two-day training courses.

Case Study Example - HIA Training -  Newport City Council


CAPACITY BUILDING

We have staff who have experienece of capacity building, mentoring and facilitating public, environmental and occupational health professionals to undertake their own HIAs on policies and projects. These generally take the form of monthly face-to-face meetings, interactive workshops, learning set peer discussions interspered with email and phone/video/screen-sharing sessions.

Case Study Example - HIA Capacity Building and Mentoring - Stoke-on-Trent City Council


STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT PEER REVIEW SERVICE

Staffordshire University provides a comprehensive UK and international HIA Peer Review Service. The University has staff, honorary fellows and external consultancy support to provide the right peer reviewer for any type of HIA including HIAs as part of Environmental Impact Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments and Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments.

Salim  who is an Honorary Fellow at the University played a role in helping to develop the service.