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Health impact assessment

The consideration of health impact assessment in the Government’s impact sssessment process is mandatory. As part of the White Paper 'Choosing Health' 2004, the Government gave a commitment to building health into all future legislation by including health as a component in regulatory impact assessment (RIA). Cabinet Office has revised  RIA to become impact assessment (IA) and HIA is one of the specific impact tests. This means that health and well-being are designed into national policy.

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Health Impact Assessment 2009: On the move (opens new window)

Rotterdam, 14-16 October. How to move health higher up on the policy agendas; from incidental HIAs to institutionalization; to better integration of HIA in a Health In All Policies approach, trying to create win-win situations for health as well as for other sectors.

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