Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment

A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a practical tool that assesses the potential health effects of policies not normally associated with health, such as those concerning transportation, agriculture or housing. An HIA is a tool that helps policymakers make more informed decisions. KHI develops HIAs for state and local policies and brings expertise to Kansas decision-makers through training and community outreach.

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September 06, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Health Impact Assessment: Healthier Nutrition Standards Benefit Kids

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides reimbursement for meals and snacks to a variety of child and adult day care programs. The aim of the program is to ensure that children and the elderly have daily access to nutritious foods. The USDA reviewed CACFP nutrition standards in early 2015 and proposed changes that would make food served in care settings healthier.

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Health Impact Assessment: Healthier Nutrition Standards Benefit Kids
October 22, 2013 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Potential Health Effects of Proposed Public Transit Concepts in Wichita

A report by the Kansas Health Institute examines how various public transit scenarios could affect the health of Wichita area residents. The health impact assessment explored transit-related factors that influence health, including air quality, traffic-related injuries and secondhand smoke exposure, as well as access to employment, health care, food sources, educational and recreational resources.

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Potential Health Effects of Proposed Public Transit Concepts in Wichita
October 23, 2012 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Kansas HIA Report: Potential Health Effects of Casino Development in Southeast Kansas

The Kansas Health Institute recently completed its first health impact assessment, which examined the potential health effects associated with casino development in Southeast Kansas. This new report features findings of the health impact assessment and outlines recommendations to maximize the positive health benefits of a proposed casino and mitigate its potential negative effects on health.

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Kansas HIA Report: Potential Health Effects of Casino Development in Southeast Kansas