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 HIA and can be used to inform future policy developments.

The paper is available also in a special issue of Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal – Health in Impact Assessment. (available in English only)

For more information please contact Liz Green or Lee Parry-Williams.

Developing a framework for managing the night time economy in Wales a Health Impact Assessment approach.pdf (available in English only)