A number of jurisdictions provide support and guidance for those interested in conducting HIAs:
- New Zealand has a unit within the Ministry of Health that provides training and other support to enable widespread and effective implementation, and document the use of HIA.
- Wales has a Health Impact Assessment Support Unit, which builds partnerships with and provides direct advice to those conducting HIAs.
- The European Centre for Health Policy wrote The Gothenburg Consensus Paper in 1999 to begin setting the foundation for an understanding of the importance of HIA, mainly among policymakers.
- The Canadian Handbook on Health Impact Assessment was published by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Committee on Environmental and Occupational Health in 2004. It is intended as a broad resource that examines the procedures needed for incorporating health into impact assessments. The handbook contains four volumes. Volume 1 can be obtained here and Volume 2 can be obtained here .
- The Swedish National Institute of Public Health has developed a Guide to Quantitative Methods in Health Impact Assessment for non-professionals who need to learn how to evaluate important effects in such a way that they can be easily compared with similar assessments. Using a general problem-focused angle as well as a more technical, calculation-based approach, the reader is taught to identify and solve common measurement problems in HIA.
- Improving Access To Robust Evidence For HIA addresses the issue of improving access to the best possible evidence in undertaking HEIAs.