This course is aimed at officers such as EHP's and EH Managers, planners, regeneration officers and other staff who will need to understand and be capable of contributing to, or in some cases, conducting, a Rapid Desk Top HIA and appreciate how to use the findings in practice.
Increased insight into HIA will prepare officers to respond to the introduction of statutory HIA in Wales for public bodies as outlined in the Public Heath (Wales) Act 2017 (specific circumstances to be determined in the forthcoming regulations). In addition, elements of the course will support key officers to interpret the introduction of the concept of 'population health' within Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following the EU Directive.
Day 1 of the course is designed to provide insight into the process and principles that underpin Health Impact Assessment (HIA). The learning from Day 1 is then strengthened through the undertaking of a Rapid HIA assignment.
The learning outcomes include:
- Understands the purpose of HIA
- Knows the policy drivers that support the use of HIA
- Knows the benefits and outcomes that HIA can achieve
- Understands the HIA process and methods
- Knows how HIA can be applied in a range of contexts
- Understands the ethical principles and values that inform HIA
- Know the resource, skills and knowledge requirements for completing a HIA - and where your skill set is relevant
- Ability to identify opportunities for using HIA in practice
- Ability to apply the learning through undertaking a Rapid HIA
Day 2 provides an opportunity for attendees to demonstrate their learning and reflect on their experience of applying HIA within the context of their work, it involves:
- Reviewing submitted Rapid Desk Top HIAs, focusing on issues identified,
- Gaining experience from the HIAs carried out by other participants,
- Allowing for discussion of the system in greater detail.
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