SOPHIA is an international association of individuals and organizations that provides leadership and promotes excellence in the field of health impact assessment (HIA). HIA is one important strategy to advance the systematic consideration of health implications of decisions and promote collaboration across a range of sectors, often referred to as Health in All Policies (HiAP). We develop valuable, high-quality resources that help build capacity among HIA practitioners, support networking and peer mentoring opportunities among our members, and keep members up to date on resources, training, and technical assistance opportunities. SOPHIA is open to HIA and HiAP practitioners, researchers, and advocates with all levels of experience. By promoting the thorough and systematic consideration of health in decision-making across a range of sectors, SOPHIA works to reduce health inequities and achieve better health for all. We invite you to become a part of our growing global network!

SOPHIA can help you connect with others using HIA in their work and stay up to date on HIA resources and opportunities. Among other benefits, SOPHIA members receive:

  • A regular newsletter highlighting new HIA resources, upcoming events, job announcements, and grant opportunities
  • Access to the SOPHIA member directory, an online list of HIA practitioners worldwide
  • Opportunities to advertise conferences, job openings, recently completed HIAs, and other resources in the SOPHIA newsletter
  • Networking opportunities to help connect with other HIA practitioners, including social events at several national conferences and an active LinkedIn group
  • Access to mentorship opportunities from experienced practitioners
  • Eligibility for discounts and scholarships for SOPHIA’s Practitioner Workshop
  • Opportunity to build your professional network and demonstrate your connections to the HIA profession and commitment to excellence in the practice of HIA
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