Health Impact Assessment tool
Under the lead of the WHO, a multidisciplinary group of experts has developed HEAT – a practical tool for the economic assessments of the health effects (a) from cycling and (b) from walking.
This simple, online tool is intended for a wide variety of professionals working in the field of transport, walking, cycling or the environment. It facilitates population-wide assessment, translating the effects of active mobility measures into a quantitative evidence-based, evaluation. The tool can be used in a number of different situations, for example:
- when planning a new piece of cycling or walking infrastructure.
- to value the reduced mortality from past and/or current levels of cycling or walking.
- to provide input into more comprehensive economic appraisal exercises, or prospective health impact assessments.
The PASTA project will develop this tool further looking at options to add new functions and modules to produce a new improved version for practical application in the urban context.
A short summary of the findings from the a literature review on health impact assessment is available here.
Find out more about the current HEAT tool by clicking here