Our North Star Amidst Uncertainty: Announcing the HIP 2020–2024 Strategic Plan


The genesis of HIP’s new strategic plan

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The Human Impact Partners staff staying connected while sheltering in place, August 2020.

Restating the why of our work

Human Impact Partners transforms the field of public health to center equity and builds collective power with social justice movements.

  • Structural transformation
  • Centering the heart
  • Racial Justice
  • Authentic democracy
  • Partnership
  • Emergent practice

Measuring our Impact

  • Impacted communities and community organizing groups have power to transform systems and policies to advance health equity and racial justice.
  • Health equity is the explicit goal of public health institutions — particularly governmental public health — with systems change at the center of the work.
  • Public health practitioners are agents of change for health equity and racial justice.

Relevance to this moment: What our partners are asking of us

Reflections on our road ahead

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.

HIP Staff and Board at our retreat, October 2019




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