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Table 3 Components of time that influence HIA effectiveness

From: What makes health impact assessments successful? Factors contributing to effectiveness in Australia and New Zealand

Time as a resource Timeliness Timing
Time to do the HIA Wider drivers (e.g. interest in social determinants of health, built environment) Timing the HIA in the planning cycle
Time to train to do the HIA Fitting into existing work Timing to influence decisions
Time to build and maintain relationships People available  
Time to deal with changing circumstances Multiple facilitators coinciding/streams aligning [36] (e.g. fed into strategic directions of the organisation, able to use new ways of thinking about the issue, experienced staff in place to take up opportunities)  
Ring-fencing time (dedicated time to work on HIA; organisational support to spend time on HIA)