The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) is based in the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on ‘Investment for Health and Well-being’, Policy and International Health Directorate, Public Health Wales.

This site provides information on the Wales HIA Support Unit, Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and the process as practiced in Wales, news and recent developments. It provides a resource to those currently practicing HIA, policy makers and those who are new to the process and who are looking for information and evidence. There are links to completed HIAs in Wales and other HIA activities from the Unit, for example training and information plus links to useful resources and guides.

Latest News

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13 September 2021

‘Health in All Policies’—A Key Driver for Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID-19 Pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the profile of public health and highlighted the links between health and other policy areas. This paper describes the rationale for, and principles underpinning, HiAP […]

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10 August 2021

Using health impact assessment (HIA) to understand the wider health and wellbeing implications of policy decisions: the COVID-19 ‘staying at home and social distancing policy’ in Wales

This paper focusses on a HIA of the ‘Staying at Home and Social Distancing Policy’ or ‘lockdown’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales conducted by the Welsh national […]

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10 August 2021

New Resource to help build healthier environments and combat obesity in Wales

Public Health Wales have published a suite of documents that will help inform and enable healthier future environments including strategies to help stem the rise in obesity in Wales.   […]

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8 June 2021

‘The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental wellbeing of children and young people in Wales: literature review’

Public Health Wales commissioned Alma Economics to review the research evidence on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated government measures on the mental well-being of children and […]

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18 March 2021

Two-part virtual Masterclass: How to understand new UK trade agreements and their implications for population health and well-being in Wales

For over four decades, the EU has handled most of the UK’s trade policy. Now, as the country regains autonomy over its trade policy decision-making, the government must carefully consider […]

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6 January 2021

Green Opportunities – Winter 2020

The pandemic is a wake up call for humanity. It has brought incredible challenges and exposed deep structural inequalities in our economy and society, including health inequalities, food poverty and […]

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