Appendix C

Statement of Task of the Committee on Health Impact Assessment

An NRC/IOM committee will develop a framework, terminology, and guidance for conducting health impact assessment (HIA) of proposed policies, programs, and projects (for example, transportation, land use, housing, agriculture) at federal, state, tribal, and local levels, including the private sector. The committee will assess the value and potential value of such assessments; the impediments and countervailing factors that have limited the practice of HIA to date; the circumstances and criteria for conducting them; the concepts, tools, and information required; and the types, structure, and content of HIAs. Based on these considerations, the committee will develop a systematic, conceptual framework and approach for improving the assessment of health impacts in the United States.



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Appendix C Statement of Task of the Committee on Health Impact Assessment An NRC/IOM committee will develop a framework, terminology, and guidance for conducting health impact assessment (HIA) of proposed policies, programs, and projects (for example, transportation, land use, housing, agricul- ture) at federal, state, tribal, and local levels, including the private sector. The committee will assess the value and potential value of such assessments; the impediments and countervailing factors that have limited the practice of HIA to date; the circumstances and criteria for conducting them; the concepts, tools, and information required; and the types, structure, and content of HIAs. Based on these considerations, the committee will develop a systematic, conceptual framework and approach for improving the assessment of health impacts in the United States. 184