Published: 11/4/2002, Volume II2, No. 5800 Page 8

Building a new hospital wing or a new incinerator may have an impact not only on the health and wellbeing of staff at the hospital but on the local community.A guide from the Health Development Agency aims to help the people involved in such decisions ensure that they take on board the impact on the local community as well. Introducing Health Impact Assessment: informing the decision making process aims to help planners assess the impact of developments on the local population in an attempt to reduce health inequalities.

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