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Toolkit for Conducting Rapid HIAs
Decision-makers sometimes need fast feedback on policies under active consideration. That's where rapid HIAs can help. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released a guide describing when and how to conduct these assessments.

Concrete guidance (PDF) »
 
 
Funding Opportunities
 
Workshop & Assistance
Using Behavioral Interventions to Boost Health
Learn how to employ behavioral science to strengthen your community health efforts in an intensive workshop organized by the ideas42 nonprofit group. A small number of workshop participants will also be selected to conduct behavioral interventions in their communities in partnership with ideas42. Applications are due by June 17.

How to apply »
 
 
Grantee Spotlights
 
How Would a Living-Wage Raise Affect Health?

Raising the living wage by about $3 could improve mental health outcomes, decrease food insecurity, and reduce cases of some chronic health conditions in Boston, according to an HIA conducted by the Boston Public Health Commission.

Read the HIA report »
 
HIA Links Health and Fishery Management
The Kohala Center found that the health of Native Hawaiians could improve if the local community were allowed to co-manage its Mo'omomi fishery area. The center undertook an HIA to examine how designating the region as a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area would affect residents' physical and mental well-being.

What they found »
 
New Housing & Transportation HIAs From Nebraska
The Douglas County Health Department recently released two HIAs. One report determined the potential health impacts of housing improvements planned for Omaha's Deer Park neighborhood. The other identified ways to reduce friction between existing neighborhoods and new developments when building street connections between the two.

See the findings »
 
 
Conference Opportunity
 
Save the Date
National Tribal Forum on Community Health
Celebrate tribal achievements and innovations in community health at the National Tribal Forum, taking place Aug. 30 and 31 in Spokane, Washington. The forum will share successes and challenges in indigenous approaches to improving community wellness. Registration will open soon, so mark your calendars now.

See the invitation »
 
 
 
 
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