2017
DOI: 10.1177/1757975916683386
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Abstract: Health impact assessments (HIAs) were first introduced in Sweden in the mid-to-late 1990s, with the aim of placing health issues on the political agenda and helping to reduce health inequalities. In the early 2000s, HIAs entered a second phase and the Swedish Parliament adopted a national public health policy. A national survey conducted in 2001 showed that 10/289 municipalities had begun to use HIA and 55/289 had decided to use HIA or had initiated an adoption process. In a 2013 follow-up study based on a str… Show more

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“…In these two cases, HIA is developed locally and applied to urban policies, as in a majority of countries. It is often integrated into the HiAP approach (Québec) or serves as a basis for developing healthy public policy or more equitable public policies, as is the case in Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Wales [ 23 , 44 , 45 ]. Elsewhere (Korea, India, Thailand, and the USA), connections are made instead with environmental impact assessment or healthy urban planning (France) [ 23 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In general, the health sector plays a leading role in directing advocacy actions that can prompt the establishment of regulatory frameworks or the launch of HIAs. In Sweden, HIA has benefited from the placing of health and inequality issues on the political agenda [ 44 ]. In Denmark, the Ministry of Health first attempted to introduce HIA at the national level in 1996, but the proposal made to the government was not accepted and HIA developed at the local level [ 23 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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