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Planning for Health: How Health Impact Assessments Can Inform Land Use Planning and Policy
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 7:00pm

What's the Big Idea?
A lecture series sponsored by the College of Urban & Public Affairs

Presents

Dr. Rajiv Bhatia of the San Francisco Department of Public Health
"Planning for Health: How Health Impact Assessments Can Inform Land Use Planning and Policy "

Wednesday, February 27, 7 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Center
1825 SW Broadway, Room 924


Physical and social environments influence health, yet assessment of such influences is not standard practice in policy and planning formulation. Dr. Rajiv Bhatia of San Francisco's Department of Public Health has pioneered the use of the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as a tool for informing decision-makers and communities about potential health consequences of policy, plans, and projects.

Dr. Bhatia will talk about this innovative policy tool for considering the intersection of planning and health interests. Through research and practice Dr. Bhatia has emerged as one of the foremost experts on health impact assessment in the U.S.

If you are interested in housing, green industry, food access, neighborhood design, and other social determinants of health, you will want to attend this presentation.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Portland State University's:
College of Urban & Public Affairs' Social Equity and Opportunity Forum
School of Community Health
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning

For more information about this event, please contact Rod Johnson at (503) 725-4044 or rod@pdx.edu.