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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a continually evolving practice that has been used to evaluate potential positive and negative health impacts arising from projects, policies and programs all over the world. This session will serve as an introduction to HIA theory and practice, with real-world examples of HIAs completed across various sectors. It will also focus on recent developments in HIA methodology to facilitate a broader understanding of the process and its applications. Finally, the session will provide attendees with an overview of the current state of HIA practice in North America, as well as additional resources for those looking to learn more about HIA.
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Presenter: Lindsay McCallum
Lindsay McCallum is an Environmental Health Scientist and the Health Impact Assessment Lead at Intrinsik Corp. Currently, Ms. McCallum is conducting doctoral research in the area of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of major infrastructure projects at the University of Toronto. Her thesis is focused on development and implementation of scientifically rigorous methodologies and assessment tools to facilitate the application of HIA within a variety of industrial sectors. These methods are designed for application to a broad range of policies, programs and projects in order to systematically and transparently evaluate potential impacts on human health. Ms. McCallum has taught graduate-level lectures on HIA and has published several peer-reviewed articles in the field.
The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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