Human Impact Partners

Human Impact Partners challenges the inequities that harm the health of our communities. Through training, technical assistance and research, we help organizations and public agencies who work with low-income communities and communities of color understand the effects of current or proposed projects and policies on community health. And we help them use this information to take action.


The fact that gentrification can make residents of displaced communities less healthy is not an inevitable effect of neutral market forces, but a fundamental injustice. A new report provides specific policy recommendations that can either prevent displacement or halt its progress.

Imagine if Caltrans became the California Department of Healthy and Equitable Transportation – if its mission were transformed to responsibility not only for getting people from place to place, but doing so in a way that promoted their health and well-being.