22 August 2019

POSTPONED: Introduction to Health Impact Assessment Training Session

The session planned for Tuesday, 3rd of March in North Wales has been postponed until further notice. New dates will be released in due course. The session will cover: A basic understanding of HIA, what it is and how it is done; the underpinning values and components of a high quality HIA; an overview of […]

2 July 2019

WHIASU Training and Capacity Building Framework for Health Impact Assessment published

WHIASU Training and Capacity Building Framework for Health Impact Assessment published The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit have published a framework for training and capacity building in HIA this week. The technical report sets out an underpinning framework for the WHIASU’s approach to the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training and capacity building […]

24 June 2019

WHIASU Presentation at “Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times” event

WHIASU Presentation at “Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times” event. Nerys Edmonds from WHIASU delivered a presentation on the “Public Health Implications of Brexit: A HIA approach” at an event hosted by the Wales Centre for Public Policy on “Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times” on May 24th 2019 at Swansea University. . […]

5 February 2018

Comprehensive Health Impact Assessment on Anglesey’s Public Toilet Provision

The first ever HIA of a public toilets strategy was undertaken in Anglesey in 2016 to inform decisions in relation to the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 and also the need for local authorities to prepare a Toilet Strategy. It has since informed the Welsh Government Toilet Strategy which is out for consultation currently and […]

9 November 2017

Just Published – WHIASU/PRID journal paper on the HIA of Welsh Government’s draft Night Time Economy Framework

This case study outlines the approach of a prospective Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to re-develop an existing reactive framework for managing the night-time economy in Wales. Inclusion of a range of stakeholders in the process enabled the reformulation of realistic proactive objectives which account for both health and well-being. This article highlights the benefits of […]

18 May 2017

HIA to become statutory in Wales

On Tuesday 16th May the Public Health (Wales) Bill 2016 was passed in the Welsh Senedd. Amongst the components included within it, there is the requirement for HIAs to become a statutory process for Public Bodies in Wales. Part 6 of the Bill states that broad HIA (considering health and mental wellbeing and inequalities) will […]

24 April 2017

First HIA of an Open Space SPG in Wales published

The Wales HIA Support Unit has been working closely with Denbighshire County Council over a number of years to support healthy planning policy including through the application of HIA to a range of plans and projects. The most recent example has been the first ever HIA of an Open Space Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG). The […]

21 May 2015

New posters and presentations released

WHIASU has recently been invited to present at a number of national and international conferences and events. The posters and presentations are now available. International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference 2015 Leading from the Front; HIA in Wales Quality Assuring HIA Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Cymru 2015/Welsh Public Health Conference 2014 Evidence Review […]