Policing is a Public Health Issue: Diving Deeper into Police Abolition

On July 8, 2020, Human Impact Partners hosted a conversation with movement leaders and public health practitioners on how abolition is critical to build a world where everyone has what they need to thrive. This video includes a full recording of the event.


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How Health Departments Can Advance Safety and Health in Protests, During a Pandemic

Local and state health departments can take these 5 steps to protect public health and demonstrate support for protesters demanding an end to structural violence and racism.

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Policing is a Public Health Issue: Emergency Conversation with Researchers & Advocates

On June 5, 2020 Human Impact Partners hosted an emergency conversation with public health researchers and advocates on why policing — and police violence — is a public health issue, and what we can do to address it. This video includes the presentations from the event.

We’re fighting for a society where all people are healthy and free.

Where we wield our collective resources to help, never to punish or hurt. Where all people get the care and assistance they need to repair any harm they have caused, heal historical or ongoing pain, and grow in community together. Where there is no need for prisons, jails, detention centers, or policing. Where all people can thrive.

Through our research and advocacy with community partners, we’re taking action to advance racial justice, public safety, and health equity.

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Our Strategies
  • Make it tangible by winning policy and budget campaigns that advance community health and freedom
  • Make it scalable by building the base of public health workers advocating for the liberation of all people
  • Make it real by ensuring accountability to equity in the implementation of policies and practices in our immigration and criminal legal systems
  • Make it sustainable by shifting culture and activating narratives that nurture health equity
Want to know more about our offerings?

Contact Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt at amber@humanimpact.org