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.

Browse Our Advocacy Resources

#HealthyHours: Fair Workweek Advocacy
#HealthyHours: Fair Workweek Advocacy
December 2017 —

Research and organizing tools on how unstable work hours affect the health and mental health of workers and families.

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Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in MA, TN, LA
Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in MA, TN, LA
November 2017 —

With project partners, we produced fact sheets and reports evaluating the health and equity impacts of expanding the use of community-based alternatives to incarceration for convicted parents. We’re also mobilizing public and clinical health practitioners to join state legislation campaigns in Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

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Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan
Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan
November 2017 —

We produced a report evaluating the health and equity impacts of charging 17-year-olds in juvenile court rather than adult court in Michigan. We’re also mobilizing public health to join the campaign to pass Raise the Age legislation in Michigan.

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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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Bail Reform California Campaign Support
Bail Reform California Campaign Support
September 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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