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World Health Organization Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT)

World Health Organization Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT)

We worked with the World Health Organization regional office for Europe to develop the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT), which values the economic benefits from the reduced mortality due to specified levels of walking and cycling.

We conducted a systematic review of economic valuations of cycling or walking for transport, and a review of epidemiologic literature, to find risk estimates for the health impacts of walking. These fed into a consensus process with international experts to build the HEAT tool.

Since its informal presentation in autumn 2007 and its official launch in early 2009, the HEAT for Cycling has been used in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Sweden, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (England, Scotland), and the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently adapting the tool for use in North America. The HEAT has gone on to become the standard approach used by transport planners in the UK after being endorsed by the Department for Transport in its WebTag guidance.

The HEAT has also won lots of awards:

  • Swiss Public Health award 2010
  • Chief Medical Officer’s Public Health award 2010 (finalist)
  • UK National Transport Awards 2011 (highly commended)
  • Travelwise innovation of the year 2011 (highly commended) 

 

 

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