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.
Recent offerings from our work:
Health and Safety for Young Migrants: Recommendations for Supporting Unaccompanied Youth
We partnered with the Dignity Not Detention Coalition to create a resource outlining recommendations for what healthy, just, and supportive immigration policy can look like for unaccompanied youth immigrating to the US, without relying on detention or detention-like facilities.
Health and Cultural Wealth: Student Perspectives on Police-Free Schools in Fresno, California
We partnered with Fresno Barrios Unidos to create a research brief informed by student experiences about the health harms of school policing and the public health benefits of investing in non-punitive supports for students.
A Framework for Advancing Health Instead of Punishment During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic — and the large number of cases and deaths in jails, prisons, and detention centers — has laid bare the urgent need for decarceration as a public health strategy. This resource includes 8 recommendations and specific actions health departments can take to address the harms of incarceration.
- 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 sustainable by shifting culture and activating narratives that nurture health equity
Want to know more about our work?
Contact Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt at firstname.lastname@example.org