About Us

Human Impact Partners brings the power of public health to campaigns and movements for a just society.

Our Mission

To transform the policies and places people need to live healthy lives by increasing the consideration of health and equity in decision-making.

We work with our partners across the following strategies:

  • Research — We conduct policy-focused and participatory research to evaluate the health impacts of policies across a range of issues including criminal justice, economic security, immigration, housing, land use, and transportation. Browse our research
  • Capacity Building — We provide training, technical assistance, and leadership development to build the capacity of public agencies to take action on the social determinants of health and equity. Learn more about our capacity building
  • Advocacy — We amplify the use of public health research, expertise, and framing to support targeted campaigns and movements. Learn more about our advocacy
  • Field Building — We mobilize the public health community to contribute its power — knowledge, skills, and resources — and engage in social justice movements to advance health equity.

View our Key Initiatives

Strategic technical assistance from HIP guided us through a two year transformational process that has deepened our health department’s health equity and social justice work.

— Ana Novais, Deputy Director, Rhode Island Department of Health

Meet the Staff


We’re grateful to Fernando Martí for the illustrations throughout the website, and to Megan Woo for her web development skills that brought it all to life.