22.11.2019, Marseille, European Public Health (EPH) conference: Workshop “Making progress in Health Impact Assessment: from theory to practice” (7.L)
12th European Public Health (EPH) Conference: Building bridges for solidarity and public health – Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions
Workshop organised by: EUPHA (HIA), EUPHA (ENV); Chair persons: Piedad Martin-Olmedo – Spain, Peter Van Den Hazel – EUPHA (ENV)
Workshop abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.540
Workshop key messages
- A comprehensive approach to population and human health should be incorporated in the EIA procedure.
- Raise awareness for involving public health sector in addressing population and human health in EIA.
Health in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Gaining strength from the “Family of health assessments” approach
1Rainer Fehr, 2Julia Nowacki, 3,4Piedad Martin-Olmedo, 5Thomas Claßen, 6Thomas Fischer, 4Marco Martuzzi, 3,5Odile Mekel, 1University of Bielefeld (Germany), 2WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (Germany), 3HIA-EUPHA, 4Andalusian School for Public Health (Spain), 5NRW Centre for Health (Germany), 6University of Liverpool (UK)
Abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.545
From the abstract: For connecting health-related ‘‘scientific knowledge’’ and ‘‘policy-making’’ with each other, there is a range of approaches, including health reporting, health needs / impact / technology / systems performance assessment as well as evaluative activities … Lessons: The ‘‘family’’ perspective helps to make best use of existing (local) knowledge (which is often embedded in diverse forms of health assessments); and to assure consistent practice across assessments. The inter-relationship of health assessments is a reason to reconsider training courses and to develop more integrated approaches.