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Healthy Cities 21st Century

Putting a Value on Health from Cycling and Walking: Using the World Health Organization’s Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) Workshop

Thursday 29 January 2015    1 hour workshop

9.30am  Adelaide Exchange, Belfast  Full Programme
1.45pm Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim          Full Programme

The World Health Organization’s Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) is designed to help users conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking or cycling by estimating the value of reduced mortality that results from specified amounts of walking or cycling.  The tool can be used in a number of different situations, for example:

• when planning a new piece of cycling or walking infrastructure
• to value the reduced mortality from past and/or current levels of cycling or walking
• to provide input into more comprehensive economic appraisal exercises, or prospective health impact assessments.

The workshop will explain the basic workings of HEAT, and then help participants to work through some examples of calculations.

This tool is designed to help you conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking or cycling by estimating the value of reduced mortality that results from specified amounts of walking or cycling. The implementation of the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) during planning processes can maximise benefits from investment in and development of walking and cycling infrastructure. 
 
This workshop will stimulate debate around the co-benefits of walking and cycling for health and economics. It will also provide an opportunity to look at best practice examples of collaborative planning for health. The tool will be demonstrated using data from existing or planned walking and cycling infrastructure.

Booking is essential. Please register by contacting  Caroline Scott