Development of Guidelines for Health Impact Assessment in Southern Italy

Fabrizio Bert, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Francesco Di Stanislao, Roberta Siliquini, Quinto Tozzi, Renato Pizzuti, Liliana Rizzo, Salvatore Scondotto, Francesco Bux
2016 Journal of Public Health Management and Practice  
Health impact assessment (HIA) is a multidisciplinary method aimed at assessing the health effects of policies, plans and projects using quantitative, qualitative and participatory techniques. In many European Countries, like in Italy, there is a lack of implementation of HIA evaluation procedures and it would be necessary to develop instruments and protocols in order to improve the specific skills of professional involved in the evaluation process. The Italian National Agency for Regional
more » ... h Services (AGENAS) is carrying out a project of implementation of HIA methods, through the development of guidelines in four Southern Italian regions. Public health search engine and institutional websites were consulted to recollect international data existing in this field. Periodically focus groups were then organized with regional representatives in order to discuss the scientific literature and to identify the guidelines'
doi:10.1097/phh.0000000000000300 pmid:26125232 fatcat:qk3yxd62f5hebixl45bdjsdnma