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.
Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and Climate Change for health, well-being and equity in Wales Spotlight on: Food Security
The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU), WHO CC Directorate for ‘Investment in Health and Well-being’ has today published a second short report which unpicks some of the cumulative […]Read more
New toolkit enables health to be built into future land planning
Public Health Wales has created a practical Health Impact Assessment (HIA) toolkit that will enable planners to easily integrate health into their development plans for the future. Designed to help […]Read more
Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and climate change
Today the WHIASU team have published ‘Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and climate change for health, wellbeing and equity in Wales’. The report provides a strategic overview […]Read more
‘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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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. […]Read more