Welcome to WHIASU
Welcome to the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) website
Included in this site is information on health impact assessment (HIA) in Wales, news and recent developments. This website aims to provide a resource to those currently practicing HIA and those who are new to it and looking for information. There are details of completed HIAs in Wales since 1997 and other HIA activities from the Unit plus links to other useful resources.
The key roles of WHIASU are:
To support the development and effective use of the health impact assessment (HIA) approach in Wales through building partnerships and collaborations with key statutory, voluntary, community and private organisations in Wales;
To provide direct information and advice to those who are in the process of conducting HIAs;
To contribute to the provision of new research, and provide access to existing evidence, that will inform and improve judgements about the potential impacts of policies, programmes and projects.
The Unit provides advice, guidance and support through the provision of awareness raising presentations, training sessions, facilitation of rapid appraisals and support for other ongoing HIAs.
The Unit also provides assistance and advice with capacity building within organisations.
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|WHIASU Annual Report Published
30 October 2013
The WHIASU Annual Report for 2012-13 has just been published in English and Welsh. It contains information on all the research and development work that has taken place during the last year.
|WHIASU presentations, posters and abstracts now available.
4 September 2013
Unfortunately WHIASU will not be attending the forthcoming International HIA Conference in Geneva in October. However, the Unit has posted its accepted abstract and other recent presentations, posters and abstracts which have been disseminated at several conferences.
|HIA2013 - Early Bird deadline / Final programme available
27 August 2013
The deadline for early bird fees for the 13th International Conference on Health Impact Assessment is Saturday 31 August 2013.