UC Berkeley Health Impact Group
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) refers to a diverse set of analytic and communicative practices that aim to inform and improve social decisions in order to improve the environmental, economic, and social conditions required for optimal population health.
The UC Berkeley Health Impact Group (UCBHIG) is a non-partisan, independent collective that emerged from a graduate seminar on HIA at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 2006. The mission of UCBHIG is promote the field of Health Impact Assessment through advocacy, education, research, and community outreach. Faculty from both the School of Public Health and the College of City and Regional Planning participate in UCBHIG. UCBHIG's work focuses largely on the development of qualitative and quantitative tools for assessing the impacts associated with a variety of planning and policy decisions at the regional, state, and national level.
UCBHIG is led by Professors Rajiv Bhatia, Jason Corburn, and Edmund Seto.
Contacts:Edmund Seto firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Corburn email@example.com Rajiv Bhatia firstname.lastname@example.org