A6 Londonderry to Dungiven - Health impact assessment

DfI Roads prepared a non-statutory Health impact assessment (HIA) for the A6 Londonderry to Dungiven dualling scheme.

The World Health Organisation defines a HIA as a ‘combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged as to the potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within a population’.

The HIA for the A6 Londonderry to Dungiven dualling scheme is particularly concerned with the distribution of effects within the population, as different groups are likely to be affected in different ways, and it examined how health and social inequalities might be reduced or widened by the new road.

The HIA has added value to the road planning process by providing a systematic analysis of the potential impacts as well as recommending options where appropriate, for enhancing the positive impacts of the new road and mitigating the negative impacts and reducing health inequalities or inequities.  

Updated 14 August 2015

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