• Most important projects and stakeholders working in this area of public health, including intergovernmental organizations, national government bodies, and non-state actors.

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    Stakeholders & projects
    Organisations: 10
  • Information and evidence resources, issue briefs, case studies and evidence synthesis briefs that can inform policy-making.

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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 1Overviews: 8
  • A collection of policies and analyses in this area of public health in the WHO European Region.

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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 3Analysis: 2
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Policy support: 4
  • Explore related indicators and visualizations, download data in Excel and CSV formats, analyze and share graphics.

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    Indicators & visualizations
    Indicators: 23Visualizations: 37

About the theme

Health impact assessments (HIA) provide decision-makers with sound information about the health implications of policies, programmes and projects, ranging, for example, from construction of a waste incinerator to the redesign of an urban neighbourhood. WHO Regional Office for Europe provides support to Member States on HIA by developing methodologies and tools, carrying out assessments and reviews, and advising on policy options.

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