16 May 2024

Assessing public health implications of free trade agreements: The comprehensive and progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union, which was surrounded by political and social uncertainty. The United Kingdom now negotiates its own trade agreements, and in March 2023, it agreed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP). A health impact assessment (HIA) was undertaken in 2022–23 to predict […]

2 May 2024

Determining the Public Health Impact of Climate Change: A National Study Using a Health Impact Assessment Approach in Wales

Climate change is recognised as the biggest threat to global health of the 21st century and impacts on health and wellbeing through a range of factors. Due to this, the need to take action in order to protect population health and wellbeing is becoming ever more urgent. In 2019, Public Health Wales carried out a […]

19 February 2024

Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Frequently Asked Questions

WHIASU have created this document which looks to answer your Health Impact Assessment (HIA) questions, including looking at the benefits, what it involves and when to carry out a HIA, alongside other questions. Alongside our other resources, it can help to further your understanding of HIA. The resource can be accessed HERE. If you have […]

14 December 2023

Save the Date! Spatial planning, public health and health service policies: opportunities for improving health and addressing inequalities 

Thursday 8th February 2024 9:30am – 12.30pm (online) Following last year’s successful event, the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU), Public Health Wales (PHW) is hosting its annual event supported by Public Health Network Cymru to bring together professionals working in, or with an interest in, health and spatial planning. Audience: The event is […]

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 […]