This panel will illustrate examples of how HIA is being institutionalized in practice. Each presenter team includes an HIA practitioner and an official from the agency whose decision(s) are being informed by HIAs. Each presentation will address their experience with HIA; the value of doing HIA and whether or not HIA is redundant with other studies; any concerns or challenges that have arisen and how they have been resolved.
Moderator: Aaron Wernham, Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Paul Anderson, HIA Program Manager, Alaska Department of Public Health
Ed Fogels, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Rajiv Bhatia, Director of Environmental Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health