Public health assessments should be part of government decisionmaking, report says.
Environmental Health Sciences Chair & IoES Professor Richard Jackson chaired a 14-member panel that authored a report requested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment."
"Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment" discusses the need for health-informed decision-making, reviews the current practice of health impact assessment, and provides a framework, terminology, and guidance for improving the assessment of health impacts in the United States.
To read a briefing on the report click here.
To download a free PDF or puchase a paperback copy of the full report on the National Academies Press website click here.
Published: Monday, September 12, 2011