Health Impact Assessments

Assessing the Health impacts of policies and projects in Vermont

Health Impact Assessments (HIA) are data-driven examinations of proposed projects and policies that shape our communities. The Health Impact Assessment process outlines potential public health impacts and considerations, providing policy makers and stakeholders with a valuable tool to inform their planning decisions.

Based on the data collected in the assessment process, recommendations can be offered for practical strategies to enhance positive health outcomes – and minimize negative ones – in a broad array of policies and projects that fall outside of the traditional public health arena, including transportation, land use, housing, and economic development.

Title Date Type
Marijuana Regulation in VT HIA 2016
The Vermont Department of Health and key stakeholders conducted this Health Impact Assessment of the possible effects that could result from regulating and taxing adult use of marijuana on the health of Vermonters.
01/20/2016 PDF Download
Marijuana Regulation in VT HIA 2016 Executive Summary
This is the executive summary of the Marijuana Regulation in Vermont Health Impact Assessment 2016.
01/20/2016 PDF Download
Marijuana Regulation in VT HIA 2016 Appendix
Annotated literature review of the Marijuana Regulation in Vermont Health Impact Assessment 2016.
01/20/2016 PDF Download
Milton US 7 Corridor Study 2015
The goal of this Health Impact Assessment prepared by the Vermont Department of Health Burlington Local Office is to: 1) determine the health impacts of the Milton US Route 7 corridor redesign strategies, and 2) to recommend ways the corridor can be designed to help support health and mitigate adverse health effects.
05/27/2015 PDF Download
North Avenue Burlington Corridor Redesign 2015
This Health Impact Assessment prepared by the Vermont Department of Health's Burlington Local Office examines the following questions: What are the potential health impacts of proposed changes to North Avenue? Which proposals have the most potential to improve the health of vulnerable population
06/06/2015 PDF Download
Paid Sick Leave in VT 2015
The Vermont Department of Health and key stakeholders prepared this Health Impact Assessment to assess the possible effect of a statewide paid sick leave policy on the health of Vermonters.
02/17/2015 PDF Download
Plan BTV South End 2015
The goal of this Health Impact Assessment prepared by the Vermont Department of Health Burlington Local Office is to: 1) determine the potential health impacts of development decisions in the South End of Burlington, 2) recommend ways development decisions can support health and ways to best mitigate adverse health impacts, and 3) give community members a voice in the process.
08/14/2015 PDF Download
Health Impact Assessment Resources