IPS is a non-profit public health organization. We specialize in implementing upstream, population-level prevention programs that reduce health disparities and advance equity. We work alongside residents and other stakeholders to advocate for policy and systems change to protect health and safety, prevent community trauma, and expand opportunities so that people can reach their full potential. In recent years, the role of equity in determining health outcomes has become widely understood, and IPS’s approach has evolved. Advancing equity has become a fundamental feature of our work in Reimagining our Communities.
IPS’s Approach to Community Transformation (ACT) Model© is our demonstrated framework for creating upstream change. The ACT Model combines six components that strategically intersect to achieve a vision for community change. The ACT Model has been applied in communities around the nation.