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Time for a paradigm change? Tracing the institutionalisation of health impact assessment in the Republic of Ireland across health and environmental sectors

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dc.contributor.author Kearns, Noreen
dc.contributor.author Pursell, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-18T14:59:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-18T14:59:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08
dc.identifier.citation Kearns, N., & Pursell, L. Time for a paradigm change? Tracing the institutionalisation of health impact assessment in the Republic of Ireland across health and environmental sectors. Health Policy, 99(2), 91-96. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0168-8510
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2227
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a critical analysis of health impact assessment (HIA) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the context of institutional policy and practice. It begins with a brief background to the origins and aims of HIA. Core developments in health and environmental sectors pertaining to HIA in the ROI are then considered. A series of significant developments have taken place in these sectors over the past decade that are positively associated with the promotion of HIA in the ROI. However, it is argued that in spite of various institutional facilitators, the practice of implementing HIAs in the ROI is significantly underdeveloped, and it continues to lag behind several of its European Union counterparts. It is contended that a paradigm change is required in order to address the current policy¿action gap. An organisation theory framework is used to assess the implementation problem and a number of suggestions are highlighted as potential facilitators of this process. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Health impact assessment en_US
dc.subject Republic of Ireland en_US
dc.subject Institutionalisation en_US
dc.subject Implementation en_US
dc.subject Healthy public policy en_US
dc.subject Change en_US
dc.title Time for a paradigm change? Tracing the institutionalisation of health impact assessment in the Republic of Ireland across health and environmental sectors en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.07.004 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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