Environmental Health Sciences Chair, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) and Urban Planning Professor, Richard Jackson, MD., MPH, chaired a 14-member panel that authored a report requested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment."
The report discusses the need for health-informed decision-making, reviews the current practice of health impact assessment, and provides a framework, terminology, and guidance for improving the assessment of health impacts in the United States.
To read a briefing on the report go to: http://bit.ly/oTQUK9 
To download a free PDF or to obtain a paperback copy of the full report on the National Academies Press website go to: http://bit.ly/py6btp 
Information provided by Karen A. Lefkowitz, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability