Health Impact Assessments and Health in Environmental Assessments – developing further implementation strategies (2016)
Report of the expert meeting
Bonn, Germany, 24-25 September 2015
The importance of assessing the health implications of policies, plans, programmes and projects in different sectors has been acknowledged for more than two decades. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) supports Member States in significantly improving the health and well-being of populations and tackling health inequalities. The WHO Regional Office for Europe convened an expert meeting to discuss the status quo on HIA implementation and the integration of health aspects in environmental assessments in order to develop support for Member States in furthering HIA implementation and enhancing integration of health aspects in environmental assessments (EAs).