Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting

Washington , District of Columbia
Tuesday, April 03, 2012


SPECIAL NOTE: If you are a speaker, scholarship recipient or a Health Impact Project or CDC grantee, please complete your registration. If the system does not recognize your name, please email with the name and email address that you are using for registration.

Due to overwhelming interest in the Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, registration is now closed for general meeting attendees. We had to limit the number of meeting participants to ensure a high quality, comfortable meeting for all attendees with proper space and staffing.

The partners of the Inaugural National HIA Meeting are dedicated to providing a high quality event that will likely become an annual opportunity and we thank you for your unprecedented interest in the inaugural meeting. 

If you would like to be considered for a waiting list, please complete the standard registration process. Upon completion, however, your registration will be assigned a “pending” status in the system and will only be finalized if you are invited to attend the meeting off of the waiting list. Please note that you will be required to submit credit card information to hold your place on the waiting list, but you will NOT be charged the registration fee unless you are invited to attend the meeting. A waiting list confirmation email will be automatically generated upon completion of the waiting list registration process.

The partners of the Inaugural National HIA Meeting will notify you by email no later than 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, if you have been invited to attend the meeting from the waiting list.  For questions regarding the waiting list process, please contact

For more information please visit the Inaugural HIA National Meeting Event Website.

This meeting will capitalize on the burgeoning national interest in Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and convene policy makers, public health professionals, HIA practitioners and anyone with an interest in learning more about HIA. It also will offer a special, one-day forum tailored specifically to decision makers at all levels of government in the U.S.

Meeting Objectives

  • Introduce public health professionals and others new to HIA to the appropriate applications, methods and challenges involved in HIA.
  • Provide a forum for HIA practitioners to showcase their work through in-depth presentations, as well as to learn from each other and experts in related disciplines through discussions on topics of current interest.
  • Introduce decision makers outside the health sector to HIA, appropriate applications and resources for applying HIA in their fields of interest.


This conference will cater to a range of people, including: current HIA practitioners; public health and health policy professionals; community-based organizations; researchers; elected officials and their staff; and decision makers from non-health agencies who might use or rely on the results of an HIA, such as planning, transportation, housing, agriculture, energy, environment and education.

Session Topics and Tracks

Several concurrent tracks will be offered to allow new audiences, experienced practitioners and decision makers to select topics that have the most relevance for their interests. They include but are not limited to:

Policy Maker Track:
  • Information about HIA for agency and legislative staff at all levels of government
HIA 101 Track:
  • Introductory information and training on successful approaches to HIA
Plenary Sessions:
  • An Overview of Recent National Research Council Report on HIA
  • State of the HIA Practice in U.S.
  • Challenging Issues for the Field & Potential Solutions
General Sessions:
  • Research Relevant to HIA
  • The Integration of HIA into EIS
  • HIA and the Built Environment
  • HIA in Food and Agricultural Policy
  • Analytic Tools and Data Sources for Assessment
  • Challenges in HIA Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

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