Scottish Health and Inequalities Impact Assessment Network

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The most up-to-date information about the Scottish Health and Inequalities Impact Assessment Network (SHIIAN) and more detail about our work can be found on the ScotPHN website (external link).

SHIIAN communicates regularly by email to share ideas, issues and experiences. There are smaller working groups that undertake specific tasks.

In 2015 we completed our HIA guide to Rural Development (external link) and our HIA guide to Community venues and facilities for sports, leisure and culture. Our evidence guide about HIA and Housing Improvements can also be downloaded from the ScotPHN website (external link). Presentations from the housing guide launch in February 2013 are also available. A summary of the key learning points from the guiide is also available on the ScotPHN site. We have also produced guides about HIA and Transport and HIA and Greenspace.

Meetings are organised about specific themes or projects that are of interest to members and the wider public health and health improvement community. To find out more, join our mailing list by contacting:


To increase the application and quality of Health Impact Assessments (including Health Inequalities Impact Assessment) and improve coverage of health issues in other assessment processes in order to contribute to improvements in policies and plans that will enhance population health and reduce health inequalities.


  • To increase the visibility and credibility of SHIIAN as a source of advice and support with HIA
  • To promote the use of HIA and HIIA
  • To improve coverage of health, including differential impacts, in other assessment processes
  • To improve access to high quality evidence for use in HIA and other assessments

Updated 16 September 2016

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