A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool using a flexible, data-driven approach to identify the potential health consequences of new policies to develop practical strategies to enhance their health benefits and minimize advser effects. The six steps include Screening, Scoping, Assessment, Recommendations, Reporting, and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Currently, CHE is building our capacity to work alongside community and other stakeholders to conduct HIAs.
Parental Incarceration, Children’s Health, and an Opportunity to Shift the Future
Can Family Responsibility Statements Improve Children’s Health in Metro Louisville?: A Health Impact Assessment
In 2018, the Special Project Coalition, in partnership with the Center for Health Equity, released an HIA assessing the health impact of incarceration on children. Additionally, the assessment looks at the impact of utilizing a Family Responsibility Statement within the court system. Download the full document here.