Advocacy

We use public health research to support social justice movements.

Being researchers doesn’t preclude us in public health from also advocating for changes that advance health and equity. We build partnerships between public health and social justice groups to help public health learn to use its power — knowledge, skills, and resources — to be an ally to community organizing partners and movements.

We’re also mobilizing public health for health, equity, and justice through Public Health Awakened.

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Make It Fair: California Prop 13 Reform Campaign Support
Make It Fair: California Prop 13 Reform Campaign Support

October 2017 — In support of the Make It Fair campaign to reform commercial property tax in California, we are developing a set of materials to showcase how restoring county resources can advance health equity. We are also mobilizing public health to join the campaign, which is in its early stages.

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Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Massachusetts
Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Massachusetts

September 2017 — We produced a report evaluating the health and equity impacts of allowing a judge to sentence convicted parents to community-based alternatives to incarceration. We are also mobilizing public health to join the campaign to pass Massachusetts Senate Bill S770.

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Bail Reform California Campaign Support
Bail Reform California Campaign Support

June 2017 — We are mobilizing public health support for the California Money Bail Reform Act, state legislation introduced in California in 2017.

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Scheduling Away Our Health: How Unpredictable Work Hours Affect Health and Well-being
Scheduling Away Our Health: How Unpredictable Work Hours Affect Health and Well-being

July 2016 — Research on how unpredictable schedules affects the health and mental health of workers and families. HIP staff also testified at city council in Emeryville, CA, in favor of a fair scheduling ordinance.

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