Technical Assistance

Organizations providing assistance on health impact assessment:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health (CDC NCEH)
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Candace Rutt, Ph.D
Phone: (770) 488-6015
Assists public agencies on HIAs related to healthy places while also providing supplementary online training courses on HIAs, research links, methodology resources and other tools.

Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development (CQGRD)
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Catherine Ross, Ph.D.
Phone: (404) 385-5133
Experience in conducting HIAs in various program areas such as: air quality, natural environment, community design & architecture, healthy places, land development & regional governance as well as transportation infrastructure.

Human Impact Partners
Oakland, CA
Contact: Jonathan Heller, Ph.D
Phone: (510) 452-9442
Trains and mentors community groups & public health agencies interested in doing a HIA, understanding the HIA process or integrating HIA findings into policy making.

San Francisco Department of Public Health, Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability

San Francisco, CA
Contact: Megan Wier, MPH
Phone: (415)252-3800
Trains and assists public health, planning and regulatory officials, non-profits and private consultants in conducting HIAs. Has experience in creating and supporting new policies that address health inequities as well as conducting HIAs at the local level.

UCLA Health Impact Assessment Group
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Brian Cole, Dr.PH
Phone: (310) 206-4253
Expertise in developing HIAs that influence decision-making while demonstrating the use of various methodologies in HIA.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Arlington, VA
Contact: Kerry Williams, MEM
Phone: (571) 527-3176

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 783-5550

Guidance Document(s):

Minimum Elements and Practice Standards for Health Impact Assessment
North American HIA Practice Standards Working Group

HIA Gateway - Guides
Provides an extensive list of guides on how to do HIA and houses the most complete list of HIA completed globally.

See also: Training Guides, Links