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An Environmental Impact Statement evaluates potential physical, biological, cultural and socioeconomic effects of a proposed action. A Public Health Assessment evaluates information on the release of hazardous substances into the environment and its past, current or future impact on public health.
Health Impact Assessments (HIA) are data-driven examinations of proposed projects and policies that shape our communities. The Health Impact Assessment process outlines potential public health impacts and considerations, providing policy makers and stakeholders with a valuable tool to inform their planning decisions.
Personal health behaviors — such as poor eating habits, lack of exercise, smoking and excessive drinking — have a major impact on the health of the population and contribute to the leading causes o