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Health Impact Reviews: A Step Toward Health Equity in All Policies

December 16, 2014. In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they conduct health impact reviews on legislative proposals.

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they conduct health impact reviews on legislative proposals.

Air date: December 16, 2014, noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the health impact review framework and methods.
  • Outline the types of legislative proposals that make good candidates for a health impact review.
  • Describe how public health practitioners in every arena can contribute to and benefit from this work.

    Intended Audience

    Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; policy advocates; individuals who conduct policy work across many sectors (education, housing, transportation, etc.)

    Slides and Resources

    Quick Facts

    Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics

    Format: Webinar

    Time: 1 hour

    Cost: Free

    Presenters

    Christy Hoff, MPH, Policy Advisor, Washington State Department of Health, Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities

    Sierra Rotakhina, MPH, Policy Analyst, Washington State Department of Health, Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities

    Discussion Questions

    These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

    1. What are the most effective ways to increase demand for health impact reviews in order to maximize the number of policy decisions that consider health equity?
    2. As a state, how can we increase the influence health impact reviews (or the impacts on health and equity in general) have on decision-making?
    3. What is the future of this work? How do we move forward as a state to a place where all legislative and budgetary decisions take health and equity into consideration?

    Competencies

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