Completed Projects

The following is a list of projects completed by Human Impact Partners in our main program areas. For information on any of these projects, contact


Project (year completed) Description Organizational Partners/Clients Downloads
Health Instead of Punishment / Criminal Justice
Reducing Youth Arrests Keeps Kids Healthy and Successful: A Health Analysis of Youth Arrest in Michigan  (2017) A report on the health impacts of youth arrest in Michigan, with a set of promising alternatives to youth arrest including civil citations, trauma-informed approaches, etc. Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, MOSES, Michigan Public Health Institute, Washtenaw County Public Health, and the Detroit Health Department
Healthy and Safe Riverside County: Investing in What Works  (2017) A report showcasing interventions both inside and outside of the justice system to improve health and well-being of Riverside County residents —also including a budget analysis of Riverside County “public protection” spending. ACLU of Southern California, Starting Over Inc., Straight Talk Program
Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful  (2017) A report on health impacts of charging youth as adults, with recommendations for increased community investment and restorative justice-oriented solutions. California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
Excessive Revocations in Wisconsin: The Health Impacts of Locking People Up without a New Conviction  (2016) A report on health impacts of current practice in Wisconsin to incarcerate people for breaking rules of parole, probation, or supervision but who have not been convicted of a new crime, and recommendations to change that practice.  WISDOM, EX-Prisoners Organizing
Public Health Departments in California and Criminal Justice System Reform (2016) An assessment of the barriers and successes that public health departments have experienced in participating in criminal justice system reform, with recommendations for action.
Barriers to Housing for People with Records (2016) An HIA on health impacts of policies that exclude people with criminal records from public housing, with a case study in Oakland, CA. Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and a 6-member Advisory Committee
Health Impacts of Policing Practices (2015) An assessment of policing practices in Ohio, with specific focus on impacts to black people and police. Ohio Justice & Policy Center, Ohio Organizing Collaborative, and a 14-member Advisory Committee
Dignified & Just Policing (2015) An HIA examining gang injunction in Santa Ana, CA. Sana Ana Building Healthy Communities (The California Endowment), Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color, Chican@s Unidos de Orange County, KidWorks, Latino Health Access, Community and Labor Project (University of California, Irvine), Community Knowledge Project (University of California, Irvine), Urban Peace Institute
Tuition Assistance Program for People in Prison (2015) An HIA on a bill to reinstate tuition assistance for people in prison in New York State. Education from the Inside Out Coalition (EIOC)
“Smart Guns” and Health (2015) A report on population health effects of guns locked with user-identification biomarkers. Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, Do Not Stand Idly By campaign
Prop 47 Sentencing Reform (2014) An HIA of a statewide ballot initiative in California that reclassifies low-level non-violent crimes to misdemeanors and redirects funding to treatment and prevention. 16 member advisory board
Family Unity, Family Health (2013) An examination of a continued policy of immigrant detentions and deportations at the federal level. 19 member Advisory Committee
Treatment Instead of Prison (2012) An HIA examining an increase in funding for treatment alternatives in Wisconsin.  WISDOM
Economic Security
Unpredictable Scheduling (2016) Research on how unpredictable schedules affects the health and mental health of workers and families Center for Popular Democracy, Working Washington
Payday Lending HIA (2016) An HIA of payday lending reforms in Minnesota. ISAIAH and 13-person Advisory Committee
Wage Theft (2014) An HIA of the proposed Los Angeles Wage Theft Ordinance. Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft: 9-5, CARECEN, CHIRLA, CLEAN Carwash Campaign, Garment Worker Center, IDEPSCA, KIWA, Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Pilipino Worker Center, Restaurant Opportunity of LA, UCLA Labor Center, UFCW 770, SEIU USWW
Rapid Health Analysis of Welfare and Foodstamps Bill in California (2014) Rapid analysis to inform California legislature of health impacts from a bill proposed to expand access to California’s welfare and foodstamps programs. Health Officers Association of California
Rapid Health Analysis of Minimum Wage Bill in California (2014) Rapid analysis to inform California legislature of health impacts from a bill proposed to raise the statewide minimum wage. Health Officers Association of California
Paid Family Leave (2011) Analysis of the health impacts of parental leave on infants, children, and mothers in California. Labor Project for Working Families
Paid Sick Days (2008-2012) A series of HIAs examining paid sick days legislation at local, state and federal levels. San Francisco Department of Public Health, Labor Project for Working Families, National Partnership for Women and Families, 9to5, as well as other state-specific partners
Equitable Built Environment – Land Use
CV Link HIA (2015) An HIA on a proposed 50-mile multi-use path for pedestrians, bicycles, and low-speed electric vehicles. HIP led the HIA process and wrote the draft report. Riverside University Health System–Public Health and Coachella Valley Association of Governments edited and finalized the report and released it in November 2015. Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Raimi + Associates, Riverside University Health System–Public Health
Healthy Chula Vista Action Plan (2015) A collection of data on local health status and inequities, relevant public health research, and community and stakeholder input, to inform prioritization of 65 strategies in The Healthy Chula Vista Action Plan, in California. Community Health Improvement Partners and City of Chula Vista.This work was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through Community Health Improvement Partners. The views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CDC or imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Lobos CO2 Pipeline HIA (2015) An HIA of a proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline project in Torrance County, New Mexico. Partnership for a Healthy Torrance Community New Mexico Department of Health
Skatepark HIA (2014) An HIA of a proposed skatepark in San Diego, CA.  Mid-City Community Advocacy Network’s Youth Council and Tony Hawk Foundation
Farmers Field (2012) An HIA of a proposed stadium development project in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation (LAFLA), Physicians for Social Responsibility – LA (PSR-LA)
Lake Merritt Bart Station Specific Plan (2012) An HIA of a proposed transit-oriented development plan in Oakland, CA. ChangeLab Solutions, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Transform, Asian Health Services
University of Southern California Specific Plan (2012) An HIA of a proposed land use plan in Los Angeles, CA. Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE), Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Long Beach Downtown Plan (2011) An HIA of a proposed area plan in Long Beach, CA. East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Californians for Justice
Concord Naval Weapons Station (2008) An HIA of a proposed land use development plan in Concord, CA. East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)
Pittsburg Railroad Avenue Specific Plan (2008) An HIA of a proposed transit-oriented development plan in Pittsburg, CA. Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)
Humboldt General Plan Update (2008) An HIA of a General Plan Update in Humboldt County, CA. Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, Humboldt Partnership for Active Living (HumPAL)
East Bay Greenway (2007) An HIA of a proposed greenway/park project in Alameda County, CA. Urban Ecology
Equitable Built Environment – Housing
Reef Development Project (2015) A report on health and equity effects of a proposed development in South Central Los Angeles. Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE), Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, UNIDAD Coalition
Equitable Development and Risk of Displacement (2015) A report analyzing public resource allocation and risk of displacement in neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Chainbreaker Collective
Long Beach Housing Element (2013) An HIA of the proposed Housing Element in Long Beach, CA. Housing Long Beach, Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation (LAFLA)
Marin Housing Code Enforcement Policy (2012) An HIA of proposed changes to residential Code Enforcement policies in Marin County, CA. Legal Aid of Marin
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project (2012) An HIA of proposed federal regulations related to public housing management Advancement Project, National People’s Action
San Francisco Public Housing Redevelopment (2009) A retroactive HIA of public housing redevelopment sites in San Francisco, CA. University of California, Berkeley Health Impact Group

As part of the HIA these videos were also created:

San Pablo Avenue Corridor (2009) An HIA of affordable housing sites for inclusion in a Specific Plan in El Cerrito and Richmond, CA. Great Communities Collaborative, Urban Habitat, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program
Crossings at 29th Street (2008) An HIA of a proposed low-income housing development project in Los Angeles, CA. LA ACORN
Jack London Gateway (2006) An HIA of a proposed low-income senior housing development project in Oakland, CA West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Equitable Built Environment – Transportation
Coal Transport Through Oakland (2016) Assessment of the health and safety implications of transporting coal through Oakland. Panel of local public health experts
Sunport Boulevard Extension  (2015) A comment letter and HIA of a proposed road extension in an environmental justice community in New Mexico. Bernalillo County PLACE MATTERS, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership-Santa Fe Community Foundation, New Mexico Department of Health, SouthWest Organizing Project
Oakland Bus Rapid Transit (2012) An HIA of a proposed bus rapid transit line in Oakland, CA.  TransForm, Oakland Community Organizations, Allen Temple Arms
Sustainable Communities Strategy (2011-2012) A project to coordinate a statewide group and develop health and equity metrics for Metropolitan Planning Organizations in California to consider when creating their Sustainable Communities Strategies in compliance with state law SB375.  ClimatePlan, American Lung Association, California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Shasta County Department of Public Health, BARHII, San Mateo County Health System, Move LA, Prevention Institute, Public Health Law & Policy, Reconnecting America, Safe Routes to Schools, Public Health Institute, PPIC, TransForm, Marin County Department of Public Health, Public Advocates, PolicyLink, Public Law Center, Raimi & Associates, Nelson & Nygaard, Fehr & Peers
I-805 Bus Rapid Transit/47th St. Trolley Station Area Plan (2012) An HIA of adding proposed bus rapid transit to a trolley station in San Diego, CA. San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
I-710 Corridor Project (2011) An HIA of a proposed freeway expansion project in Los Angeles, CA. LA Metro, Gateway Cities Council of Governments
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (2010) A project to develop an HIA scope and process of public meetings to inform an Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Impact Report process. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9
Expanded Access to Preschool in Cincinnati (2016) An HIA of expanding access to preschool in Cincinnati, OH. The AMOS Project
Restorative Justice Discipline Policies (2014) Restorative justice and health in Merced schools; Improving health impacts through school discipline policy in Merced, CA. Building Healthy Communities (BHC) – Merced, Merced Organizing Project, The California Endowment
California’s Local Control Funding Formula (2014) A report on health and equity considerations to inform how money is allocated to California schools.
Rapid Health Analysis of Willful Defiance Bill in California (2014) Rapid analysis to inform California legislature of health impacts from a bill proposed to end “willful defiance”. Health Officers Association of California
School Integration Policies (2013) An HIA of a proposed policies to encourage school racial/ethnic integration in Minnesota. ISAIAH
School Discipline Policies (2012) An HIA of alternative school discipline policies in Oakland, Salinas, and Los Angeles, CA. CADRE
Evaluation of HIA
LACDPH HIA Evaluation (2016) Process and impact evaluation of LACDPH Parks After Dark and Women’s Re-Entry Court HIAs. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Health Impact Evaluation Center
National Evaluation of Community Participation in HIA (2016) A two-year study that looked at how community participation impacted core HIA values like democracy and equity, and how participation affected the success of the HIA. Center for Community Health and Evaluation