7 May 2019

WHIASU Featured in Public Health Network Cymru E-bulletin

The April 2019 edition of the Public Health Network Cymru e-bulletin focuses on ‘Futures and Health’. The recent HIA on the public health implications of Brexit in Wales is featured as one of the articles in the e-bulletin. Liz Green, Programme Director for Health Impact Assessment, has also recorded a podcast for Public Health Network […]

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30 January 2019

WHIASU Publish New Newsletter

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have published the Winter 2018/19 edition of their newsletter. The latest edition contains a range of articles including an update on the WHO Collaborating Centre for ‘Investment for Health and Wellbeing’, an update on the Harmonising Public Health and Land Use Planning work, and suggestions for useful […]

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21 January 2019

New National Report examines how Brexit may affect health and well-being of people across Wales

Published today by Public Health Wales, the Health Impact Assessment of Brexit examines the potential effects of Brexit on the short, medium and long-term health of people living in Wales. It highlights how the physical and mental health of the poorest, those with lower educational qualifications, those employed in agricultural and manufacturing sectors exposed to […]

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9 January 2019

WHIASU present at the Wales Biodiversity Conference

Nerys Edmonds, Senior Public Health Practitioner in WHIASU, recently presented on “Identifying the Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Environmental Programmes using Health Impact Assessment: Case Studies from Wales” at the Wales Biodiversity conference. Nerys’s talk is available to view here, and all of the talks from the conference can be accessed here.

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29 October 2018

Health in Planning Assessments

In the latest edition of Planning in London, Michael Chang (Town and Country Planning Association), Liz Green (WHIASU) and Jenny Dunwoody (Arup) provided an overview of opportunities to integrate health considerations in a range of assessments in the process. These include the Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment and the Health Impact Assessment. This article […]

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6 June 2018

Anglesey Public Toilet HIA informs Welsh Government Policy

The Welsh Government announced last week that under the new Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, all local authorities in Wales will have one year to develop a public toilet strategy. These strategies should address the health and wellbeing needs of all groups within society, especially those considered to have additional needs e.g. people with disabilities […]

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14 May 2018

New WHIASU Newsletter Published Today

WHIASU have published the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of their newsletter today. Some of the features include: an update on the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, an update on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station development HIA, information on HIA training, plus lots of useful links and resources. The newsletter is available to read online […]

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4 April 2018

Updated HIA eLearning Course

WHIASU have recently updated their HIA e learning course to include their quality assurance (QA) review framework for HIA and new examples of the practical application of HIA in communities, housing and health & social care. The QA tool is the first broad appraisal tool developed for HIA globally and is useful for any individuals […]

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