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The Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU)

Introduction

The key roles of WHIASU are:

To support the development and effective use of the health impact assessment (HIA) approach in Wales through building partnerships and collaborations with key statutory, voluntary, community and private organisations in Wales;

To provide direct information and advice to those who are in the process of conducting HIAs;

To contribute to the provision of new research, and provide access to existing evidence, that will inform and improve judgements about the potential impacts of policies, programmes and projects.


Aims of Project

The Unit provides advice, guidance and support through the provision of awareness raising presentations, training sessions, facilitation of rapid appraisals and support for other ongoing HIAs.  The Unit also provides assistance and advice with capacity building within organisations.




Duration

2002-2008

Additional Information

For further information see: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?OrgID=522

For a full list of projects at the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics see: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/cishe/pages/projects.html