The City of Minneapolis recently received a grant from the Health Impact Project to complete a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the Above the Falls (ATF) area. A Health Impact Assessment is a process that identifies the health effects of a proposed project or policy before it is built or implemented.
The ATF-HIA is being conducted by the City’s Department of Health and Family Support, in partnership with CPED, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership and the Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee. It is concurrent with the City’s ATF Policy Review and Implementation process and the Park Board’s ATF Master Plan Update, to which it will also make recommendations.
The Health Impact Project is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Additional funding for the ATF-HIA is provided by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.