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The effectiveness of human impact assessment in the Finnish Healthy Cities Network
Kauppinen, T; Nelimarkka, K; Perttilä, K.
Afiliação
  • Kauppinen, T; The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health. Helsinki. Finland
  • Nelimarkka, K; The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health. Helsinki. Finland
  • Perttilä, K; The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health. Helsinki. Finland
Publ. Hlth ; 120(11): 1033-1041, nov. 2006.
Artigo em Inglês | CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis | ID: cid-55767
Biblioteca responsável: BR67.1
Localização: BR67.1
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES:

To develop a framework for analysing the effectiveness of prospective assessment and to apply the framework to human impact assessments (HuIA) carried out in the Finnish Healthy Cities Network.

METHODS:

The framework was formed by synthesizing and developing the themes that emerged from the published literature on effectiveness. The research material consists of interviews with people who participated in the assessment process in the municipalities (19 interviews). The research material also included assessment documents, proceedings of working meetings, municipal policy documents, background material and project reports produced in the municipalities studied. The research datasets were examined by content analysis.

RESULTS:

HuIA increased the decision-makers' awareness of effects and functioned as a tool for empowerment. The latter was apparent, for instance, in the social welfare and healthcare sector, finding a role for itself in decisively co-ordinating interdisciplinary work and actively seeking to alleviate identified negative effects. The assessment process also opened up the planning process, committed various actors to the decision, helped select the right alternative and promoted social learning.

CONCLUSIONS:

From the viewpoint of preparation and decision-making, the effectiveness of a HuIA increases when assessment becomes a recurring process and an integral part of an organization's activities. Integration of an assessment into permanent structures or activities, such as drawing up programmes or preparing strategies, helps the results of the assessment to be seen more clearly. From the viewpoint of decision-making, it is also important to strengthen the decision-makers' expertise in prospective assessment. When the effectiveness of HuIA is looked at in a new way (i.e. from the viewpoint of goal achievement, decision-making or learning), a more comprehensive interpretation can be given. (AU)
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: População Urbana / Planejamento de Cidades / Planejamento em Saúde Comunitária / Meio Ambiente País/Região como assunto: Europa Idioma: Inglês Revista: Publ. Hlth Ano de publicação: 2006 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health/Finland
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: População Urbana / Planejamento de Cidades / Planejamento em Saúde Comunitária / Meio Ambiente País/Região como assunto: Europa Idioma: Inglês Revista: Publ. Hlth Ano de publicação: 2006 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health/Finland
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