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Health Impact Assessment$
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John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198526292

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.001.0001

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What is HIA? Introduction and overview

What is HIA? Introduction and overview

(p.1) Chapter 1 What is HIA? Introduction and overview
Health Impact Assessment

John Kemm

Jayne Parry

Stephen Palmer

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an introduction to health impact assessment (HIA). Topics discussed include definition and purpose of HIA, the conceptual roots of HIA, positivistic and relativistic bases for predictions in HIA, values of HIA, and quality criteria for HIA. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   health impact assessment, health effects, public health, definition, purpose

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