Health Impact Checklist

Is your organization interested in informing the policymaking process in your community? The Kansas Health Institute has developed the Health Impact Checklist or HI-C, a new tool to guide you as you engage in policy discussions with decision makers and help them to understanding the potential positive and negative impacts of policies on the health of communities.

HI-C is one strategy for implementing Health in All Policies (HiAP). Often, programs and policies which may appear to be unrelated to health could have important health consequences, both positive and negative. Failure to consider these consequences could result in unintended harm or missed opportunities to improve health. The HI-C can help uncover these important health consequences so that you can share them with policymakers.

The HI-C was designed to inform decisions at many levels (e.g., organizational, city, county and state). It asks a series of questions and uses a combination of check boxes and written responses to connect potential changes in social, economic and environmental conditions with potential health impacts. Further, the tool guides users as they create practical recommendations. The HI-C also includes a template for a one-page summary that provides a high-level snapshot of findings.

Click here https://www.khi.org/policy/article/HI-C  to access the HI-C toolkit, which includes instructions, forms and examples of completed HI-Cs at the city, county and state levels.

Upcoming Webinars on HI-C:

NACCHO’s 2020 Health in All Policies Webinar Series: Health Impact Checklist, A Tool for Policy Making

This series will cover various aspects of HiAP implementation and evaluation and will share local and state efforts. It is the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM CT. The March webinar will cover the HI-C checklist. 

When: March 24 at 1:00-2:00 PM

Learn More and Sign-Up Here

Can’t attend? Find the recording of the HI-C and all HiAP webinars in this series at NACCHO’s HiAP page at a later date. 

Kansas Public Health Grand Rounds 

Join the University of Kansas MPH Program’s Kansas Public Health Grand Rounds to learn more in a presentation from the Kansas Health Institute about how to use this new tool!

When: Thursday, March 19, 12-1 PM

Where:
Online at https://zoom.us/j/855976265
In person at KUMC, HEB 2223, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160

Presenters: Tatiana Lin, MA, Carlie Houchen, MPH, & Wyatt Beckman, MPH, CHES from the Kansas Health Institute

Learn More and Sign-Up Here

Is your organization interested in informing the policymaking process in your community? The Kansas Health Institute has developed the Health Impact Checklist or HI-C, a new tool to guide you as you engage in policy discussions with decision makers and help them to understanding the potential positive and negative impacts of policies on the health of communities. Please join us for this webinar to learn about the tool. The webinar will showcase examples of a completed tool on the topics of nuisance abatement and abandoned properties.