The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) is based in the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on ‘Investment for Health and Well-being’, Policy and International Health Directorate, Public Health Wales.

This site provides information on the Wales HIA Support Unit, Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and the process as practiced in Wales, news and recent developments. It provides a resource to those currently practicing HIA, policy makers and those who are new to the process and who are looking for information and evidence. There are links to completed HIAs in Wales and other HIA activities from the Unit, for example training and information plus links to useful resources and guides.

Latest News

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26 November 2021

No place like home? Exploring the health and well-being impact of COVID-19 on housing and housing insecurity

Today the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) and Policy Team in the WHO CC on ‘Investment for Health and Wellbeing’, Public Health Wales have published ‘No place like […]

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2 November 2021

New resource highlights health impacts of climate change

Public Health Wales has published a series of infographics highlighting the importance of climate change impact on the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales, and to support public […]

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19 October 2021

Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and Climate Change for health, well-being and equity in Wales Spotlight on: Food Security

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU), WHO CC Directorate for ‘Investment in Health and Well-being’ has today published a second short report which unpicks some of the cumulative […]

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8 October 2021

New toolkit enables health to be built into future land planning

Public Health Wales has created a practical Health Impact Assessment (HIA) toolkit that will enable planners to easily integrate health into their development plans for the future. Designed to help […]

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1 October 2021

Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and climate change

Today the WHIASU team have published ‘Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and climate change for health, wellbeing and equity in Wales’.  The report provides a strategic overview […]

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13 September 2021

‘Health in All Policies’—A Key Driver for Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID-19 Pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the profile of public health and highlighted the links between health and other policy areas. This paper describes the rationale for, and principles underpinning, HiAP […]

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