Purpose of environmental health assessment Environmental health assessment is a discipline of study on how biological, chemical and physical factors in the environment affect human health. The characterization of the risk (nature and magnitude of the rick) are investigated for the benefit of human health. The last two stages of risk assessment are risk management and risk communication based on the findings from the assessment. The assessment can be done by epidemiological studies or by the use of experimental methods. The main purpose of environmental health assessment is to provide policy makers valuable information to enable them have in-depth knowledge on the environmental factor(s) in question so that they take the best out of the other available options during policy making for the benefit of human health.
Shared understanding Shared understanding is when all the participants involved in a policing making process understand the decision option under consideration, know the consequences of such decision, why that very decision is considered out of the other option. Shared understanding can be developed through common experience and not necessarily means all the participants agree to the considered decision. It is a collective or collaborative procedure and help change knowledge from individual perspective to group or joint perspective.
Co-creation skills Co-creation skills is the integration of the skills, expertise, knowledge, etc. of different parties or participants (actors) in a decision making process to ensure that a valued mutual outcome is achieved. It involves collaboration and the actors must have passion/willingness for what they are doing. Co-creation skills help find solution to situation or issues that no participant/actor can solve alone.