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dc.contributor.authorWu, Limingen_US
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Shannonen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:16:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:16:06Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-29T04:15:15Z
dc.identifier.issn01959255en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36801
dc.description.abstractHealth impact assessment (HIA) is a useful tool to predict and estimate the potential health impact associated with programs, projects, and policies by comprehensively identifying relevant health determinants and their consequences. China is undergoing massive and rapid socio-economic changes leading to environment and population health challenges such as a large increase in non-communicable diseases, the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases, new health risks associated with environmental pollutants and escalating health inequality. These health issues are affected by multiple determinants which can be influenced by planned policies, programs, and projects. This paper discusses the needs for health impact assessment in China in order to minimize the negative health consequences from projects, programs and policies associated with rapid social and economic development. It first describes the scope of China's current impact assessment system and points out its inadequacy in meeting the requirements of population health protection and promotion. It then analyses the potential use of HIA and why China needs to develop and apply HIA as a tool to identify potential health impacts of proposed programs, projects and policies so as to influence decision-making early in the planning process. Thus, the paper recommends the development of HIA as a useful tool in China to enhance decision-making for the protection and promotion of population health. For this to happen, the paper outlines steps necessary for the establishment and successful implementation of HIA in China: beginning with the establishment of a HIA framework, followed by workforce capacity building, methodology design, and intersectoral collaboration and stakeholder engagement.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom420en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto424en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Impact Assessment Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321201en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321216en_US
dc.titleThe need for health impact assessment in China: Potential benefits for public health and steps forwarden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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