SOPHIA is an organization serving the needs of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) practitioners in North America and worldwide.
Developed by a working group from the 2010 HIA of the Americas Workshop, SOPHIA aims to provide leadership and promote excellence in the practice of HIA.
Health for All
By promoting and practicing a thorough and systematic consideration of health in decision-making, SOPHIA will help achieve better health for all.
What do we do
As an organization, we intend: to ensure the continuing high quality of health impact assessment; to promote the field of HIA and increase its use; and to support both new and established practitioners of HIA.
So Join Us!
We would like to invite all HIA practitioners, whether experienced or novice, and those with a broader interest in HIA, to become members of SOPHIA. Membership is currently free of charge!
WELCOME TO THE SOCIETY OF PRACTITIONERS OF HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Welcome to the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA). You are invited to join a growing global network of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) practitioners that includes members from 14 countries including 6 Canadian provinces and 37 US states. Our members are interested in seeing HIA grow and contribute to the reduction of health inequities and improved opportunities for healthy living for everyone.