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 in the Americas Workshop, SOPHIA aims to provide leadership and promote excellence in the practice of HIA.
By promoting and practicing a thorough and systematic consideration of health in decision-making, SOPHIA will help achieve better health for all.
Our Diverse Membership
As of March 2013, SOPHIA has:
Locations: 13 countries including 6 Canadian provinces and 37 US states
Years of HIA Experience: 2.4 on average; 21% have none; 15% have 5 or more
Number of HIAs done: 2.2 on average; 33% have none; 12% have 5 or more