HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT
The Okeechobee Blvd & SR 7 Multimodal Corridor Study includes an emphasis on the health of corridor users. Through a Health Impact Assessment, or "HIA," the effects of a plan, project or policy can be evaluated before it is built or implemented.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an HIA brings potential positive and negative public health impacts and considerations to the decision-making process that fall outside traditional public health arenas such as transportation and land use. An HIA provides practical recommendations to increase positive health effects and minimize negative health effects. The goal of an HIA is to provide recommendations during the decision-making process that will protect health and reduce health inequities.
Additional information and study findings will be posted here as developed during the study process.