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Rapid versus intermediate health impact assessment of foreshore development plans Volume 18 Issue 9-10

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 18(10) 174–176 Published online: 26 September 2007

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Objective: To describe the main differences between conducting a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) and an intermediate HIA on foreshore development plans and their feasibility from a health service perspective. Methods: A rapid HIA and an intermediate HIA were undertaken on two foreshore development plans. Results: The main differences between the two HIAs were in the identification, assessment and decision-making stages of the HIA. Conclusion: While the rapid HIA was less resource intensive than the intermediate HIA, there are several factors that affect the feasibility of conducting this type of HIA within a short time period.