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Welcome to WHIASU

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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:Health Challenge Wales logo

  • 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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Current Features

Housing and Health Evidence Review for HIAs
WHIASUs newly published Housing and Health Evidence Review for HIA

'Health Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide' (2012) and downloadable resources
New 2012 Welsh HIA Guidance

Impact of the Economic Downturn on Health in Wales WP
Impact of the Economic Downturn on Health in Wales Working Paper

Review Package for HIA Reports of Development Projects
Developed by Ben Cave Associates this aims to support the reviewing of HIA reports

Other Welsh guides to health impact assessment (HIA)
Welsh Practical Guide to HIA and other tools

What is health impact assessment (HIA)?
Introduction to health impact assessment

Latest news

Health Impact Assessment of Proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station Development
14 April 2014
A HIA has been commissioned by Welsh Government as part of the proposed development of the new Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power station in Anglesey.  A Steering Group has been established of key local and national stakeholders to guide the HIA.  
Welsh Government Landlord Licensing Scheme HIA published
4 March 2014

Welsh Government has just published the report for its Health Impact Assessment of the proposed Wales Agent and Landlord Licensing Scheme (WALLS).

Just Published! Housing and Health Evidence Review for HIA
7 January 2014
The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) is pleased to announce the publication of its 'Housing and Health Evidence Review for Health Impact Assessment (HIA)'.

Last updated: 14/04/2014