Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool that uses a flexible, data-driven approach to identify the potential health consequences of new policies, programs, or decisions. Information gathered through research and stakeholder engagement help create practical strategies to enhance health benefits while minimizing adverse effects of a decision. HIAs consist of a six step process, which includes:
- Monitoring and Evaluation
LMPHW’s HIA program began in 2016 and we are currently building our capacity to work alongside community and other stakeholders to conduct HIAs. Check out completed HIAs here.
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is coordinating the development of Healthy Louisville 2025--an action plan for improving community health. Healthy Louisville 2025 aims to identify opportunities to drive more attention, resources, or collaboration on ongoing projects already being done in the community or help to fill in gaps in areas that the community wants to tackle. To learn more, check out our Healthy Louisville 2025 page. To participate, please contact the Center for Health Equity: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members – like you – get to directly decide how to spend $150,000 of the public budget in Council Districts 6 and 8.
For the first time in Louisville Metro, the ‘Our Money, Our Voice’ participatory budgeting initiative will be piloted in these two Council Districts using $50,000 of capital infrastructure funds set aside by Council President David James (District 6) and Councilman Brandon Coan (District 8) and $53,000 in funds from the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, an initiative of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness.