The development of HEAT was carried out within the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) and in close collaboration with the European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe). It was supported by an international advisory group of economists and experts on health, physical activity and transport.

WHO/Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Austria (Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management), Sweden (Swedish Expertise Fund), Switzerland (Swiss Federal Office of Public Health) and a consortium of donors from the United Kingdom under the leadership of Natural England and the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme 2008–2013 (Grant agreement 2009 52 02).