UCLA HIA Training Manual

The original print version of this manual was developed for a series of HIA training workshops conducted from June 2006 through April 2007 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. This web version of the manual was created June 2008 based on the April 2007 version of the printed manual. Support for these trainings and the training manual was provided by a grant from the California Endowment’s Healthy Eating Active Communities Initiative, Jonathan Fielding, Principal Investigator. Brian Cole, Dr.P.H. was the lead developer of the course and lead author of the manual with contributions from (in alphabetical order):

  • Georgina Agyekum, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
  • LaShawnta Bell-Lewis, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
  • Amy Cornbleet, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
  • Sandra Hoffman, M.P.H., Research Assistant (UCLA)
  • Candace Rutt, Ph.D., Consultant (U.S. Centers for Disease Control)
  • Riti Shimkhada, Ph.D., Research Assistant (UCLA)


Glossary (pdf - 40 KB)

  1. Introduction to Health Impact Assessment

    Examples of completed HIAs

  2. Screening

    Additional materials

  3. Scoping

    Additional materials

  4. Profiling

  5. Assessment

    Additional materials

  6. Reporting and monitoring

    Additional materials

  7. Barriers to HIA practice

Links to more information