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Title: Participatory health impact assessment for the development of local government regulation on hazard control

Abstract

The Thai Public Health Act 1992 required the Thai local governments to issue respective regulations to take control of any possible health-hazard related activities, both from commercial and noncommercial sources. Since 1999, there has been centrally decentralized of power to a new form of local government establishment, namely Sub-district Administrative Organization (SAO). The SAO is asmall-scale local governing structure while its legitimate function is for community services, including control of health impact related activities. Most elected SAO administrators and officers are new and less experience with any of public health code of practice, particularly on health-hazard control. This action research attempted to introduce and apply a participatory health impact assessment (HIA) tool for the development of SAO health-hazard control regulation. The study sites were at Ban Meang and Kok See SAOs, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand, while all intervention activities conducted during May 2005-April 2006. A set of cooperative activities between researchers and community representatives were planned and organized by; surveying and identifying place and service base locally causing local environmental health problems, organizing community participatory workshops for drafting and proposing the health-hazard control regulation, and appropriate practices for health-hazard controlling measures. This action research eventually could successfully enable the SAOmore » administrators and officers understanding of local environmental-related health problem, as well as development of imposed health-hazard control regulation for local community.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. Department of Environmental Health Science, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University (Thailand)
  2. (Thailand)
  3. Public Health Law Administration Center, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health (Thailand)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21499696
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.2010.03.008; PII: S0195-9255(10)00059-4; 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; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; COMMUNITIES; CONTROL; COOPERATIVES; HEALTH HAZARDS; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; ORGANIZING; PUBLIC HEALTH; REGULATIONS; THAILAND; ASIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; HAZARDS; LAWS

Citation Formats

Inmuong, Uraiwan, E-mail: uraiwan@kku.ac.t, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002, Rithmak, Panee, E-mail: panrit@kku.ac.t, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002, Srisookwatana, Soomol, E-mail: soomol.s@anamai.mail.go.t, Traithin, Nathathai, E-mail: nathathai.t@anamai.mail.go.t, and Maisuporn, Pornpun, E-mail: pornpun.m@anamai.mail.go.t. Participatory health impact assessment for the development of local government regulation on hazard control. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.008.
Inmuong, Uraiwan, E-mail: uraiwan@kku.ac.t, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002, Rithmak, Panee, E-mail: panrit@kku.ac.t, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002, Srisookwatana, Soomol, E-mail: soomol.s@anamai.mail.go.t, Traithin, Nathathai, E-mail: nathathai.t@anamai.mail.go.t, & Maisuporn, Pornpun, E-mail: pornpun.m@anamai.mail.go.t. Participatory health impact assessment for the development of local government regulation on hazard control. United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.008.
Inmuong, Uraiwan, E-mail: uraiwan@kku.ac.t, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002, Rithmak, Panee, E-mail: panrit@kku.ac.t, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002, Srisookwatana, Soomol, E-mail: soomol.s@anamai.mail.go.t, Traithin, Nathathai, E-mail: nathathai.t@anamai.mail.go.t, and Maisuporn, Pornpun, E-mail: pornpun.m@anamai.mail.go.t. Fri . "Participatory health impact assessment for the development of local government regulation on hazard control". United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.008.
@article{osti_21499696,
title = {Participatory health impact assessment for the development of local government regulation on hazard control},
author = {Inmuong, Uraiwan, E-mail: uraiwan@kku.ac.t and Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002 and Rithmak, Panee, E-mail: panrit@kku.ac.t and Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 123 Mittrapharb Road, Khon Kaen 40002 and Srisookwatana, Soomol, E-mail: soomol.s@anamai.mail.go.t and Traithin, Nathathai, E-mail: nathathai.t@anamai.mail.go.t and Maisuporn, Pornpun, E-mail: pornpun.m@anamai.mail.go.t},
abstractNote = {The Thai Public Health Act 1992 required the Thai local governments to issue respective regulations to take control of any possible health-hazard related activities, both from commercial and noncommercial sources. Since 1999, there has been centrally decentralized of power to a new form of local government establishment, namely Sub-district Administrative Organization (SAO). The SAO is asmall-scale local governing structure while its legitimate function is for community services, including control of health impact related activities. Most elected SAO administrators and officers are new and less experience with any of public health code of practice, particularly on health-hazard control. This action research attempted to introduce and apply a participatory health impact assessment (HIA) tool for the development of SAO health-hazard control regulation. The study sites were at Ban Meang and Kok See SAOs, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand, while all intervention activities conducted during May 2005-April 2006. A set of cooperative activities between researchers and community representatives were planned and organized by; surveying and identifying place and service base locally causing local environmental health problems, organizing community participatory workshops for drafting and proposing the health-hazard control regulation, and appropriate practices for health-hazard controlling measures. This action research eventually could successfully enable the SAO administrators and officers understanding of local environmental-related health problem, as well as development of imposed health-hazard control regulation for local community.},
doi = {10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.008},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
issn = {0195-9255},
number = 4,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}