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					XI HIA International Conference 2011, In Times of Crisis, Healthier ways,
                   14th – 15th April, Granada, Spain




          PROCESS OF THE HEALTH IMPACT
           ASSESSMENT IMPLEMENTATION
             IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC


                      Zuzana Klochanova
                            Trnava University

                       Katarina Halzlova
               Public Health Autority of the Slovak Republic
HIA legalization

 „Get it (HIA) into law and we will do it...“


 The Act on prevention, promotion and
  development of public health No. 355/2007
   Obligatory to implement HIA at national, regional
    and local levels and carry out by Public health
    authority (UVZ SR) and Regional public health
    authorities (RUVZ) from January 2010
HIA legalization

 Revision of The Act on prevention, promotion
  and development of public health No.
  132/2010
   Modification of Public health offices
    responsibilities from being HIA providers to
    reviewers of assessment reports from January
    2011


 Regulation of the revision No. 132/2010
   In process of preparation
Health impact assessment



 Level of      Subject of
 assssment     assessment
 • Local       • Projects
 • Regional    • Programs
 • National    • Policies
Hierarchy of Public health
authorities in Slovakia
                            National level
 Ministry of Health of the Slovak       Public health authority of the Slovak
             republic                                 republic




                            Regional level
              Regional public health authorities (8 counties)




                              Local level
                  Regional public health authorities (37)
HIA at national level

 Working group for Health impact assessment:
   UVZ SR
   RUVZ
   Academia – Trnava University
   Private sector
   Other sectors


 Created in 2009
 Responsible for HIA implementation in
  Slovakia
HIA at national level

 Education
   BCA workshops (Ministry of Health, WHO) –
    training of trainers
   Development of study materials


 Development of model pre-screening and screening
  tools
 Legislation modification
 Organisation of workshops
HIA at regional and local
level
 Environmental health
 Occupational health
 Health promotion
   Hygienne of children and adolescents
   Laboratories
   Epidemiology
   Radiation prevention



 Education
     Workshops provided by Working group for HIA
 Pre- screening and screening tools testing
Private sector

 HIA providers
 National register
 HIA Licence
   Appropriate education in Public health
   3 and more years of practice
   Testing
Hierarchy of responsibility
in HIA
Barriers in HIA
implementation
 Language barriers
 Prejudices
 Unspecific responsibilities
 Inter-sectoral cooperation
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

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