Health Economic 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 further update this tool.
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