Welcome to the Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment Tool. This tool enables users to conduct a health impact assessment on a potential project that they are planning. It is currently available for Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Michigan.

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Welcome to the Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Toolkit. First time here? Check out our detailed user guide.

If you don't have time to go through our detailed guide, check out the guide below:

1 Create a user account if you'd like to save your results.
2 Navigate to where you'd like to complete an HIA with the address search or your mouse.
3 Draw your project boundary with the drawing tool.
4 If you would like to use an automated question-answering feature, click “Yes” in the prompt box.
5 Select the HIA Questionnaire themes you would like answered and the tool will take care of the rest.
6 Automatically answered questions will be marked under the HIA Questionnaire tab, but will not be saved until you click the "Save" button.
7 If “No”, proceed to next step.
8 Go to the HIA Questionnaire tab and answer the questions for the theme you'd like to work on.
9 Information to help you answer the HIA questions can be found under the data layers tab.
10 If you created a user account, go to the generate report tab and generate a report.
Current User:

Water Quality
Air Quality
Solid & Hazardous Waste Disposal
Social Capital
Physical Activity & Injury Prevention
Health Equity & Food Systems
Growth Objectives
Ecological Value
Economic Development
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Note: Not all areas have complete data coverage yet. You can access additional data by visiting the Michigan GIS Open Data website.
Enter an address to search for. Please spell street names correctly in order to ensure system accuracy.

Buffer Tool
Pick a tool and draw on the map. The drawn graphic will be buffered based on the specified parameters.

Buffer Parameters

Measurement Tool

Add a project boundary to the map using the button below.

Remove all features using the clear button below.
To generate a report containing all of your answers, click the generate report button.

To generate a printable map, click the print map button. Note: Print Map will take about 10 seconds to complete. Also, you may need to turn off your pop-up blocker.

This program is being conducted by the Ingham County Health Department and Michigan State University. Major participants in this program include the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission,the Environmental and Community Health Offices within the Ingham County Health Department, the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, and the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, which includes Clinton County.

The HIA Toolkit is being developed through funding provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts Health Impact Project and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Initiative and Regional Planning Program. The objective of this project is to develop tools and best practices to help integrate HIA in local planning and decision making.

Detailed Metadata Links:

HIA Data Dictionary

Mid-Michigan Data

FEMA's National Flood Hazard Layer

Technical difficulties? Please email Jason Piwarski at piwarsk1@msu.edu
Would you like to automatically answer some of the questions?

Check the Themes You'd Like to Answer

Note: If you choose to generate a report, you must be logged into your account and save the automatically answered questions by viewing each question individually. Otherwise, generating a report will result in a blank report.
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