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 racial disparity. We have captured learning and identified best practice to support the delivery and implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, which […]

4 January 2021

Home and agile working have both positive and negative impacts on public health and well-being in Wales, including for mental well-being, the economy and environment

As many of us begin our work in 2021 from home or an agile workspace, Richard Lewis and Liz Green discuss the recent PHW assessment on the public health impact of home and agile working in Wales. Please click here for the full details.

24 November 2020

A COVID-19 pandemic world and beyond: The health impact of home and agile working in Wales report published

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit, WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being, Public Health Wales has today published ‘A COVID-19 pandemic world and beyond: The health impact of home and agile working in Wales ’. Homeworking has emerged as having a significant impact for many in the population as a result of […]

13 November 2020

Fishing community’s health and wellbeing needs to be at the centre of Brexit response – new report

A new report highlights the importance of protecting the wellbeing of Welsh fishing communities as they face up to the uncertainty and potential detrimental economic impact of Brexit. The publication, co-authored by Public Health Wales and the Mental Health Foundation, identifies the health and wellbeing impacts of the many challenges and uncertainties facing fishing communities in Wales. […]

20 August 2020

WHIASU ‘Participatory and Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (HIA)’ Webinar

Thank you to all those who registered and joined the ‘Participatory and Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (HIA)’ webinar, which was delivered by the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU), World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on ‘Investment for Health and Wellbeing’, Public Health Wales on 5th March 2020. There was much interest in […]

14 August 2020

Public Health England hosting webinar entitled: The impact on mental wellbeing of the COVID-19 pandemic – Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment as a tool in identifying issues and planning actions

This webinar will take place on Wednesday 2nd September, between 10 am and 11 am and will be chaired by Nerys Edmonds from the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU). For further information, including an overview of what will be discussed and a list of speakers, and to register for the event please click […]

9 July 2020

A Health Impact Assessment of the ‘Staying at Home and Social Distancing Policy’ in Wales in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Main Findings report published

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit, WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being, Public Health Wales published ‘A Health Impact Assessment of the Staying at Home and Social Distancing Policy in Wales in response to COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Summary‘ on 22nd June 2020. Following on from this, the Main Findings report and […]

14 May 2020

The merits of using Health Impact Assessment in the planning of urban ‘car-free-day’ interventions – a case study from Cardiff, Wales UK

Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to health (WHO, 2016). One approach trialled by Cardiff Council to reduce air pollution from traffic sources is to make urban streets traffic-free and promote active, sustainable travel. But how can the success of such an intervention be assessed? Could opportunities to reduce air pollution coincide with opportunities […]

13 March 2020

Quality Assurance Framework and new interactive checklists and tools available

Please see below WHIASU’s Quality Assurance Framework, along with our newly designed interactive tools and checklists. WHIASU Quality Assurance Framework WHIASU Scoping Template WHIASU Health Impact Assessment Workshop Record WHIASU Population Groups Checklist WHIASU HIA Overview