What We Do
Since 1992, IPS has been a leader in population-level prevention. Our portfolio is broad. We design prevention programs, elevate consequential public health and safety issues, organize grassroots advocacy efforts, launch strategic media campaigns, influence policy and systems change, and build capacity among our many partners. Our work is informed by nationally-recognized researchers.
At IPS, we believe upstream approaches to public health – those that address the physical, social, cultural, and economic environments at a population level – have the greatest impact.
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.