Exposure to air pollution has well documented effects on health, including effects on children’s lung development, chronic diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cancer. Populations sensitive to the health effects of air pollutants include the elderly and the young, those with higher rates of respiratory disease such as asthma and COPD,
The Pedestrain Environmental Quality Index (PEQI) was developed to assess the quality of the physical pedestrain environment and inform pedestrian planning needs. The PEQI is an observational survey which quantifies street and intersection factors empirically known to affect people’s travel behaviors, and is organized into five categories: traffic, street design, land use, intersections, and
The San Francisco Indicator Project is an online framework and data repository that examines how San Francisco neighborhoods perform across eight dimensions of a vision for a healthy, equitable community.The SF Indicator Project is comprised of three core components: 1) a “community health indicator system” to evaluate community health objectives and baseline neighborhood conditions, 2) a “healthy development checklist”
SFDPH will be holding our fifth annual summer training course for health impact assessment (HIA) practitioners on July 16-19, 2012. The overall goal of the course is to provide current and future practitioners of HIA experience using available procedures, regulations, and tools to implement an HIA.