Human Impact Partners

August 7, 2019
Quote from statement: "Just as we must treat gun violence as a public health epidemic, we must root out white supremacy and directly confront white nationalism.

HIP Statement Against White Nationalist Violence

We at Human Impact Partners are feeling the anguish, fear, and pulls of despair over the mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton — all within a week. We, like a lot of you, are both numb and heartbroken. It’s hard to constantly face the volume of mass shootings we are collectively witnessing across the US...
July 6, 2019

Census important for public health

The Daily Sentinel opinion piece by Courtney Midkiff on the role of public health and specifically the Meigs County Health Department in Ohio, to shape and use the census to advance public health.
July 3, 2019

Catch HIP in Orlando at NACCHO Annual 2019

Come say hi to Amber, Ana, and Jonathan at the NACCHO Annual Meeting in Orlando July 9 to 11. Join us for a Public Health Awakened happy hour on Tuesday and come participate at our sessions on power, health equity, and immigration on Wednesday and Thursday.
June 18, 2019

Leadership Transition and Continuity at Human Impact Partners

Dear Friends, I am excited to share that after almost 14 amazing years leading Human Impact Partners, I will be stepping down as Co-Director in December . . .
June 2, 2019

California makes strides in juvenile justice, but more must be done

San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece by Spencer Whitney on juvenile justice reform in California, referencing HIP's 2017 report, "Juvenile Injustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful."
May 29, 2019

Bay Area Takes Steps Towards Resilience in the Face of Climate Crisis

HIP blog post by Amber Akemi Piatt on the shift of preparedness resources to advance health equity in Northern California.
May 27, 2019

Upcoming Webinar: Advocating for More Equitable Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy

Advocates working on lead poisoning prevention policy are invited to join us on 6/17 for a 1-hour webinar to discuss how elected and government officials can develop and implement policies that center equity and support the needs of communities most impacted by lead poisoning.
May 9, 2019

Justices to rule on census citizenship question, with much more than voting rights at stake

Yahoo News article by Kadia Tubman on the potential consequences, including for health, of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
April 30, 2019

Springtime Opportunity to Become a Health Justice Advocate

Are you a health professional living or working in Alameda County who believes in health equity and wants to get more involved in criminal justice reform efforts? If so, read on!
March 29, 2019

HIP Happenings: research, advocacy, and health equity capacity building updates for early 2019

Catch up on our research releases, advocacy activities and resources, and health equity capacity building updates from early 2019. Issues in this issue: payday lending, lead poisoning prevention, and law enforcement violence.
March 26, 2019

Listen, Love, and Build Power (Part 2): Lessons to Guide Public Health Research

HIP blog post by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez on 3 ways to center community in public health research.
March 24, 2019

Payday loans are bad for your health, study says. Springfield residents share stories

Springfield News-Leader article by Jackie Rehwald on a press conference to release the HIP report, "When Poverty Makes You Sick: The Intersection of Health and Predatory Lending in Missouri."
March 12, 2019

Advocates lobby against predatory loan companies

KOMU 8 article by Antoinette Miller, on Missouri Faith Voices lobby day in Jefferson City, MO, where they distributed HIP's February 2019 research report, "When Poverty Makes You Sick: The Intersection of Health and Predatory Lending in Missouri."
March 12, 2019

Supes Re-Affirm Big Changes To Urban Shield Training Program

SF Gate article by Bay City News Service on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors vote on 3/12/19 to make sweeping changes to the controversial "Urban Shield" law enforcement training program. Our Health Instead of Punishment Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt, was present at the meeting and is quoted in the article.
March 11, 2019

Debate: Emergency preparedness in Alameda County, after the end of militarized Urban Shield program

KPFA Radio segment featuring HIP's Health Instead of Punishment Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt, debating the shuttered Urban Shield program in Alameda County with a representative of the Sheriff's County Department.
February 28, 2019

Do Health Impact Assessments Promote Healthier Decision Making?

Issue Brief from Pew's Health Impact Project detailing findings from a national study of the perspectives of HIA stakeholders, which HIP was on the expert panel of.
February 27, 2019

Connecting the Dots: Health Inequities, Power, and the Potential for Public Health’s Transformational Role

HIP blog post by Jonathan Heller on the ways power imbalances perpetuate health inequities — and what public health can do to shift power for health.
February 15, 2019

When “Upstream” Public Health Efforts Fall Short

HIP blog post by Nashira Baril on the pitfalls of "health equity" work without an analysis of structural systems of oppression — and a call to realign for true equity.
February 4, 2019

Career Opportunities in the Research Team

Human Impact Partners is looking for a Research Associate and 2 Summer Research Interns.
January 24, 2019

Opinion: Health impact of tear gas at the border staggering

East Bay Times opinion piece by HIP's Health Instead of Punishment Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt, on the federal administration's response to migrants seeking asylum on the southern US border.
January 23, 2019

Criminalizing Undocumented Youth in Texas and Beyond Is Causing PTSD

Youth Today opinion piece by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, HIP Research Associate, on the health impacts of detention and deportation practices in the Rio Grande Valley and the value of grassroots organizing to build youth power.
January 16, 2019

Addressing Police Violence As a Public Health Issue: APHA’s New Hard-Won Stance and What Comes Next

HIP blog post by Omid Bagheri and Sari Bilick on APHA's policy statement that lays out law enforcement violence as a public health issue.
January 8, 2019

Health Equity Tip #01: Organize an Informal Hangout

Organizational transformation begins at the personal level. It's important to focus energy on developing deep and real relationships with those who are in this work w/ us. Part of the Health Equity Tips & Tactics monthly email series.
January 2, 2019

Public Health Workers Must Join the Struggle for Immigrant Justice

Truthout article by Nicole L. Novak, as part of the "After the Raid" series, interviewing Sari and Lili on the role of advocacy in public health.
December 19, 2018

2018 Fall/Winter Research, Capacity Building, and Advocacy HIP Happenings

Catch up on our capacity building updates, advocacy updates, and research releases across immigration, paid leave, and energy insecurities. Plus team updates and more!
December 13, 2018
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Coming in January: Monthly Tips and Tactics to Advance Health Equity

We're launching a new monthly email series with concrete tips on how to advance health equity in your organization. Make sure you're signed up to receive "Health Equity Capacity Building Updates"!
December 13, 2018

Achieving Equity in Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Making

Philanthropy News Digest item on HIP's report synthesizing discussions from a convening of lead exposure and prevention experts about equity impacts in the areas of residential lead service line replacement, lead testing in water at schools and licensed childcare facilities, and testing and remediation of lead-based paint hazards in housing.
December 3, 2018

Where to Start with Transformative Health Equity Work: Lessons Learned from Minnesota

HIP blog post by Megan Gaydos on the experiences and lessons learned by the Minnesota Department of Health team with their Health Equity Data Analysis action tool.
November 30, 2018

On Using Government Resources to Harm People Seeking Health and Safety

HIP blog post by Amber Akemi Piatt on the health impacts of US Customs and Border Protection agents using tear gas against Central American migrants seeking asylum near the Tijuana port of entry.
November 14, 2018

A New We the People for California, Starting with Commercial Property Tax Reform

HIP blog post by Ana Tellez on the intersection of a transformative vision for the role of government to advance equity and a proposed tax reform policy in California's 2020 ballot.