About Social & Health Impact Center

SHIC catalyses the transition from knowledge to practice. We improve outcomes focus and the ability to measure social and health impact on a societal and individual level. As a cross-sectoral and multi-professional actor, we meet the need for a long-term implementation support focusing on the public sector in Sweden.

Growing expectations of welfare services, demographic and societal change, and increasing rates of knowledge production are straining the public sector in Sweden and in other high-income countries. Despite established and growing knowledge of the need for preventive, early and individualized solutions to avoid negative social outcomes and large societal costs, implementation is not sufficient.

This motivates improved strategic and operative support to the public sector to achieve a system change towards a societal and economic sustainable use of resources. SHIC offers such support and contributes to capacity building for our partners. Through the knowledge hub we share experiences from concrete methods and cases and provide material for policy development. SHIC is an initiative from RISE. It was established in 2018 with support from Sweden’s innovation agency (Vinnova).

Social & Health Impact Center

SHIC is an independent knowledge hub which provides capacity and competence to drive development. SHIC works both strategically and operationally. Learnings from other countries suggest that this type of actor is crucial. Examples are SITRA in Finland, Social Finance in UK, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing in Canada.