Health Impact Assessment: Concepts and Guidelines for the Americas

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Health, both individual and collective, always has been essential for both human and social development; this is why the debate on the best way to protect and care for it is so broad, and why there are several approaches proposed on how to do so. Health impact assessment (HIA) is one of these approaches, where the objective is to improve and safeguard individual health by offering a practical, evidence-based tool that enables governments to improve their planning processes.