Table 2

 HIA projects and development activity in new member states

CountryHIA guidelines and/or trainingHIA projectsAdministrative level at which HIA conducted (national, regional, local)
Source: Welsh Assembly government,8 Lock et al (2003),28 Matthias Wismar,49 den Broeder.34
Czech RepublicHealth risk assessment (National Institute of Public Health, Prague)Development regional plan—strategic health plan (planned)Regional
Health Impact Assessment in the Hygiene Service48
EstoniaGuidelines for health impact assessment of municipality policies (Estonian Centre for Health Promotion 2002)Pilot project: health impact assessment in Rapla municipality (in progress)Local
HungaryNational HIA Workshop (December 2003)Part of ongoing EU and WHO co-funded project mapping the use and context of HIA49National
LithuaniaAnnual report of the National health Council health policy assessment (1998, 1999, 2000)National
Toxic substances health impact assessment (2003 planned)
Environmental health impact assessment of waste management system, Siauliai regionNational
Development of HIA strategiesRegional
MaltaConsideration of health issues in EIA for abattoir waste incinerator (preliminary HIA)Local
PolandTechnical assistance by the EU to strengthen environmental health impact assessment to assist compliance with the EIA directive (personal communication)Part of ongoing EU and WHO co-funded project mapping the use and context of HIA49National
SlovakiaHealth impact assessment in the hygiene servicePart of ongoing EU and WHO co-funded project mapping the use and context of HIA49Local and national
HIA workshop for nine central and eastern European countries (2002, 2003)20-WHO healthy cities network PHASE project are developing: a HIA Toolkit; a HIA training module; a resource pack to support planning for health and sustainable development. Together with the Slovak and Italian healthy cities network they are piloting the draft HIA toolkit in 2004 in Trnava (Slovakia) and Bologna (Italy)50
SloveniaTwo day HIA training course run at National?Institute of Public Health (2002)28Part of ongoing EU and WHO co-funded project mapping the use and context of HIA49National