Health Impact Quantification 2011


The second Health Impact Quantification workshop, held in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO), was organized by:

  • NRW Institute of Health and Work (LIGA.NRW) / WHO Collaborating Center on Regional Health Policy and Public Health (Bielefeld)
  • Erasmus Medical Center (EMC) University of Rotterdam
  • Institute of Ocupational Medicine (IOM, Edinburgh).

In the morning, there were two parallel workshops on Health Impact quantification toolkits:

In the afternoon, there was a joint workshop:  Status and perspectives.

Session 1: Status quo of Health Impact quantification

Synoptic overview of models and approaches for quantification of health impacts
Odile Mekel, NRW Institute of Work and Health (LIGA.NRW), Bielefeld/Düsseldorf, DE

 Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment
Denis Sarigiannis, formerly EC Joint Research Center (JRC), Ispra, IT, now U Thessaloniki, GR

 General introduction to DYNAMO-HIA tool
Wilma Nusselder, Erasmus Medical Center (EMC), Rotterdam; Hendriek Boshuizen, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, NL

Session 2: Policy-making and Health Impact quantification

 Policies, modeling and health impact quantification
Gabriel Gulis, University of Southern Denmark (USD), Esbjerg, DK

 Signs and wonders
Neil Riley, Public Health Wales, Cardiff, UK

 Policy Making and Quantification of Health Impacts in England
John Kemm, formerly West Midlands Public Health Observatory (WMPHO), Birmingham, UK

Session 3: Perspectives for Health Impact quantification

 Health Impact Quantification: DG Research and Innovation perspectives
Lara-Grazia Passante, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Brussels, BG

 Quantification in HIA: why, what, how? Some real life examples and tensions
Margaret Douglas, Chair of the Scottish HIA network, Edinburgh, UK

 Quantification of health impacts: more questions than answers?
Anne Knol, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, NL

Workshop results

 Health Impact Quantification 2011. Summary of results.