Health impact assessment

Health impact assessment

The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool that, based on a social model of health and framed within the Health in All Policies (SeTP) strategy, allows anticipating the health effects of a policy or intervention. non-health policy to establish recommendations that allow this policy to have a greater positive effect on health and minimize its negative effects on health. HIAs are based on a participatory approach that sometimes target vulnerable or historically disadvantaged populations, and collect and use both qualitative and quantitative data to make recommendations to public policy makers and decision-makers.

OPIK has carried out different EIS within the framework of various urban planning actions, as well as other types of political measures such as those implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of the EIS in the Spanish and Basque context.


Health Impact Assessment of the Opengela Otxarkoaga (Bilbao) Urban Regeneration Program

Full report:


Health Impact Assessment of the measures adopted to control and manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the New Aquitaine, Euskadi and Navarra Euroregion

A retrospective and concurrent HIA of the control and management measures adopted in response to COVID-19 has been carried out with the aim of exploring the effects, direct and indirect, of said measures on health and health equity and formulating recommendations.

Publications made are:


Assessment of the effectiveness and its determinants of Health Impact Assessments in the Spanish State

To consult the complete doctoral thesis, click here.


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