This document is the collective product of HIA practitioners working in the North American context to translate the values underlying HIA and key lessons from conducting HIA into specific “standards for practice” for each of the five typical stages of the HIA process. The development of these standards was one of several objectives agreed upon by participants at the first North American Conference on Health Impact Assessment held in Oakland, California in September 2008. These standards may be used by practitioners as benchmarks for their own HIA practice or to stimulate discussion about HIA content and quality in this emerging field. The stages of HIA are somewhat similar to the stages of CRIA and the development of practice standards offers interesting lessons. Download not available. Click here instead.
Keywords: Practice guide; health, development, and disability; other agencies; children in other impact assessments