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Title: Health impact assessment in Korea

Abstract

Recently, Health Impact Assessment has gained great attention in Korea. First, the Ministry of Environment introduced HIA within existing Environment Impact Assessment. Second, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs began an HIA program in 2008 in alliance with Healthy Cities. In this short report, these two different efforts are introduced and their opportunities and challenges discussed. We believe these two approaches complement each other and both need to be strengthened. We also believe that both can contribute to the development of health in policy and project development and ultimately to improvements in the Korean population's health.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Division for Health Promotion Research, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, 268 Jinheung-ro, Bulgwang-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Centre for Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Korea Environment Institute, 290 Jinheung-ro, Bulgwang-dong, Eunpyeong-gu (Korea, Republic of)
  3. Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, part of the UNSW, Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW, Locked Mail Bag 7103, Liverpool BC, NSW 1981 (Australia)
  4. Department of Preventive Medicine, Kosin University, 149-1 Dongsam-1-dong, Youngdo-gu, Busan (Korea, Republic of)
  5. Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine and Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, KyungPook National University, 101 Dongin 2 , Jung-gu, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21499694
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2010.02.005; PII: S0195-9255(10)00039-9; Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Journal ID: ISSN 0195-9255
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ENVIRONMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; HEALTH HAZARDS; POPULATIONS; PUBLIC HEALTH; PUBLIC POLICY; REPUBLIC OF KOREA; STATE GOVERNMENT; URBAN AREAS; ASIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DOCUMENT TYPES; HAZARDS; PUBLIC OPINION

Citation Formats

Kang, Eunjeong, E-mail: marchej@kihasa.re.r, Lee, Youngsoo, E-mail: leeys@kei.re.k, Harris, Patrick, E-mail: Patrick.harris@unsw.edu.a, Koh, Kwangwook, E-mail: kwkoh@hanafos.co, and Kim, Keonyeop, E-mail: pmkky@knu.ac.k. Health impact assessment in Korea. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.02.005.
Kang, Eunjeong, E-mail: marchej@kihasa.re.r, Lee, Youngsoo, E-mail: leeys@kei.re.k, Harris, Patrick, E-mail: Patrick.harris@unsw.edu.a, Koh, Kwangwook, E-mail: kwkoh@hanafos.co, & Kim, Keonyeop, E-mail: pmkky@knu.ac.k. Health impact assessment in Korea. United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.02.005.
Kang, Eunjeong, E-mail: marchej@kihasa.re.r, Lee, Youngsoo, E-mail: leeys@kei.re.k, Harris, Patrick, E-mail: Patrick.harris@unsw.edu.a, Koh, Kwangwook, E-mail: kwkoh@hanafos.co, and Kim, Keonyeop, E-mail: pmkky@knu.ac.k. Fri . "Health impact assessment in Korea". United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.02.005.
@article{osti_21499694,
title = {Health impact assessment in Korea},
author = {Kang, Eunjeong, E-mail: marchej@kihasa.re.r and Lee, Youngsoo, E-mail: leeys@kei.re.k and Harris, Patrick, E-mail: Patrick.harris@unsw.edu.a and Koh, Kwangwook, E-mail: kwkoh@hanafos.co and Kim, Keonyeop, E-mail: pmkky@knu.ac.k},
abstractNote = {Recently, Health Impact Assessment has gained great attention in Korea. First, the Ministry of Environment introduced HIA within existing Environment Impact Assessment. Second, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs began an HIA program in 2008 in alliance with Healthy Cities. In this short report, these two different efforts are introduced and their opportunities and challenges discussed. We believe these two approaches complement each other and both need to be strengthened. We also believe that both can contribute to the development of health in policy and project development and ultimately to improvements in the Korean population's health.},
doi = {10.1016/j.eiar.2010.02.005},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
issn = {0195-9255},
number = 4,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}