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					          Module 5: Reporting

Goals: The goals of this step are to determine the
best way to report HIA findings in formats
appropriate for various target audiences and to use
this process as a tool for relationship building.




           Health Impact Assessment for Healthy Places:
              A Guide for Planning and Public Health
Module 5: Objectives
      • Formulate recommendations
      • Describe effective and
        appropriate ways to present
        results
      • Determine what to include in
        the report
      • Identify opportunities for
        community involvement
           How to Formulate
           Recommendations
• What had been done elsewhere?
• Use common sense
• What is feasible?
• Provide several options
• Look to stakeholders for creative
  solutions
• Consider incentives such as tax
  breaks and a quick approval
  process
How to Produce Effective HIA
        Documents
                 • Who is the
                   audience?
                 • What are the
                   barriers for that
                   audience?
                 • What is the bias of
                   the audience?
Reports for Different Audiences
• A technical manual for
  other HIA specialists

• A manuscript or article for
  academics

• A brief summary for the
  public, stakeholders and
  the media
             Forms of Reporting


•   Formal comprehensive report of HIA
•   Comment letter on a plan or project
•   Testimony at a public hearing
•   Presentations to stakeholders
•   Posting reports on a website for wide distribution
•   Integrated into EIA findings
What to Include?
• Questions addressed by HIA
• Existing conditions
• Applicable federal, state, local goals,
  objectives, standards and regulations
• Potential impacts
• Research methods
• Mitigation strategies
• Priority list of recommendations
      Involving the Community
• Present preliminary findings to community
  residents and stakeholders
• Work with community stakeholders to interpret
  findings and prioritize recommendations
• Have community stakeholders present results to
  public officials

				
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