14 September 2023

Liz Green – PhD Thesis Defence at Maastricht University

On 6th September, the Director of the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU), Liz Green, successfully defended her PhD thesis, “Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as a tool to mobilise Health in All Policies”, at Maastricht University and has obtained her Doctorate. This is the first time ever that HIA has been the explicit focus […]

18 July 2023

New Report: Climate Change in Wales: Health Impact Assessment

This health impact assessment (HIA) is a strategic and comprehensive appraisal of the potential implications of climate change on population health in Wales. It provides robust evidence to inform public bodies, agencies and organisations in their preparations for, and responses to, climate change and climate change events. It aims to support adoption of policies and […]

11 July 2023

New report: The health, well-being and equity impact of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement on Wales

This report provides a short summary of the findings of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement on Wales. This report is a high-level, evidence-based strategic overview. It summarises the main health, well-being and equity impacts that could potentially occur in the short and longer-term following the UK’s […]

14 April 2023

The CPTPP trade deal is a major threat to public health and warrants a health impact assessment (HIA)

A new journal paper has been published in the BMJ with co-authors from the WHIASU team, which looks at the health implications of the UK’s decision to join one of the world’s largest free trade agreements, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The paper recommends that the government should perform a health […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]