ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Health Impact Assessment in Project and Policy Formulation

Health impact assessment is globally gaining widespread credibility and adoption in the policymaking process as it leads to a holistic view of healthcare and informs policy dialogue in a more coherent manner. But in India, this process has not yet begun. This paper looks at the viability and necessity of introducing HIA in policymaking. It also suggests an integration of HIA with environmental impact assessment in order to draw upon the strength of the latter and bring in an integrated approach to the issue of impact assessments and their monitoring.

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