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Vital statistics relating to the practice of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the United Kingdom

Chilaka, MA 2010, 'Vital statistics relating to the practice of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the United Kingdom' , Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 30 , pp. 116-119.

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    Abstract

    Purpose of research: To examine the practice of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the UK and provide information which can serve as baseline data for monitoring changes and future developments in HIA. A survey of HIA practitioners was conducted using semi-structured questionnaires. Results: • 42% of the 103 HIAs were rapid assessments, 33% were intermediate, and 25% were comprehensive appraisals. • While 70% of the HIAs were conducted prospectively, 23% were concurrent, and 7% were retrospective assessments. • 64% of the 52 practitioners were employed in the public sector, 13% in the academia and research sector, 10% were employed in the private sector, 6% were self employed and the remaining 7% were working in other sectors of the British economy. Conclusions: The majority of the HIAs investigated in this study were rapid and prospective assessments, which were mostly commissioned by government agencies. Additionally, the majority of the HIA practitioners were employed in the public sector of the UK economy.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Impact Assessment Review
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0195-9255
    Depositing User: MA Chilaka
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 14:46
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:12
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18104

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