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Health Impact Assessment: Building new partnerships for disease prevention (A. Wernham presentation)

Panel: Health in all policies (Health Journalism 2012)

Speaker: Aaron Wernham, M.D., director, Health Impact Project, Pew Health Group

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Panel description: For years, we’ve heard about how sidewalks, grocery stores and education – or a lack thereof – can impact health. But for years, many decisions on policies about transportation, zoning, agriculture, schools and more have been made with little or no consideration of their health impacts. The “health in all policies” movement is aimed at crossing that divide. But it’s not simple or clear cut: How is success measured? When do health impact assessments make the most sense? The panelists will help you find the stories in your own communities about non-health decisions that could impact public health.