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Health Impact Project
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages local, state, and national organizations to include health considerations in policy decisions across multiple sectors, such as housing, transportation, and education. Research shows that the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play influence their health, so the project also works to create cross-sector partnerships that include the expertise of health care and public health systems.

Through technical and financial assistance, training, and convenings, the project helps organizations and governments identify policies, practices, and research that promote health and integrate them into their work. By engaging community stakeholders and translating research into action, the project seeks to make health a key component in decision-making and to improve the well-being of under-resourced populations.

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Cedar viaduct during construction
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Infrastructure Law Could Advance Health Equity

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Legislation signed by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15 broadly addresses U.S. infrastructure in a way not seen in almost 70 years.

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Search Our Toolkit

The Health Impact Project’s toolkit contains resources that help communities, agencies, and other organizations take action to improve public health. The toolkit offers a collection of health impact assessments, guides, and other research to support policymakers’ efforts to consider health when making decisions across sectors, such as housing, planning, and education.

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Do Health Impact Assessments Help Promote Equity Over the Long Term?

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Do Health Impact Assessments Help Promote Equity Over the Long Term?

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of social movements to advance racial justice have highlighted the wide disparities in health outcomes between White people and Americans of color, particularly Black and Indigenous populations. These disproportional outcomes can be linked to inequities in determinants of health that shape health and well-being.

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Side profiles of a mother and father kissing the cheeks a baby girl who is in the middle
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Community Partnerships Improve Maternal, Infant Health

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Adequate access to resources such as child care, nutritious foods, and housing can help people of reproductive age and their families lead healthy lives. However, these resources are not sufficiently available across all geographic areas and communities in the United States.

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Factors that Shape Health and Well-Being

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Research shows that the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play influence their health. Individual health choices and access to quality care represent just part of the equation to ensure all people are as healthy as possible.