Human Impact Partners

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.
October 31, 2018

Raising the Bar: Advancing Health Equity Through Higher Accreditation Standards

HIP blog post by Megan Gaydos on health equity recommendations HIP put together for the Public Health Accreditation Board on updating their national accreditation standards.
October 25, 2018
HIP is looking for a new team member. Applications due by 11/16.

We’re Hiring: Public Health Organizer

Human Impact Partners is looking for a Public Health Organizer! The person filling this role will help mobilize public health professionals across the US to engage in social justice movements through Public Health Awakened and our other research, advocacy, and capacity-building projects at HIP. Applications due by November 16, 2018.
October 17, 2018

Texas Report: Deportation Fear Hurts Health of Whole Immigrant Community

Youth Today article by Julie Miller on HIP's latest Family Unity, Family Health research update, on the health impacts to mixed-status families of local law enforcement working with federal immigration officials in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
September 27, 2018

Breaking Down Forms of Power (so we know what we’re up against)

HIP blog post by Jonathan Heller on the different types of power that intersect with different forms of racism (internal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural) and perpetuate health inequities.
September 23, 2018

State Violence Is at the Root of Health Inequities

Truthout article by William Lopez and Paul Fleming, on how public health research and programs can move upstream in addressing health inequities, with reference to HIP and our Public Health Awakened network. This article is part of the Truthout Series "After the Raid."
September 14, 2018

Thank you, Miss Michigan, for lifting up the public health threat of lead exposure!

HIP blog post by Sukh Purewal Boparai on efforts to advance lead exposure policymaking by prioritizing equity.
September 11, 2018

Open Position: Program Director, Health Instead of Punishment

We're looking for a Program Director for our Health Instead of Punishment Program, to lead our national work to advance an alternative vision for our criminal and juvenile justice systems. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of leveraging the power of public health to strengthen the movement for justice reform.
September 10, 2018

Wisconsin’s Crimeless Revocation Problem

Madison 365 article by David Dahmer on the practice of re-incarcerating individuals on probation or parole based upon minor infractions or simple allegations, referencing HIP's 2016 health impacts research on the issue.
September 4, 2018

#CloseMSDF Campaign Aims to Reduce Wisconsin Incarceration

Shepherd Express article by Alison Henderson, on a campaign to close a detention center in Wisconsin, referencing HIP's 2016 health impacts research on incarceration due to revocations.
August 1, 2018

CITY OF EVANSTON: Evanston Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith Completes Health Equity Fellowship

North Cook News press release publication on Evonda Thomas-Smith's completion of HIP's Health Equity Awakened Leadership Institute.
July 20, 2018

3 Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Implications for Health Equity

HIP blog post by Sari Bilick, Logan R. Harris, and Sukhdip Purewal Boparai on the health equity implications of recent Supreme Court decisions.
July 9, 2018

The Attack on Families Goes Beyond Detention and Deportation

HIP blog post by Paul J. Fleming and William D. Lopez on the parallel nature of immigration and criminal justice policies that lead to unnecessary family separation among marginalized communities.
June 28, 2018

HIP featured in Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment Journal

The Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) published Volume 3, Issue 1 in June 2018. The issue includes a review of the Health Equity Guide by Human Impact Partners, among other articles by members of the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment.
June 11, 2018

Rallying Against Family Separation in Our Communities

HIP blog post by Maribel Sierra, on attending the #FamiliesBelongTogether National Day of Action event in Oakland on June 1, 2018.
May 29, 2018

Discovering the Spectrum of Values in the Public Health Workforce

deBeaumont Foundation blog post by Lizzie Corcoran on how public health workers can and must show up with values to advance population health.
May 21, 2018
2018-2019 Fellows

Announcing the 2018-2019 Health Equity Awakened Leadership Institute Fellows

Welcome 2018-2019 Health Equity Awakened Leadership Fellows We’re excited to announce our newest Health Equity Awakened Leadership Fellows! Over the course of the 12-month program, HIP’s Leadership Institute will curate space for these leaders to dive deeply into strategies that advance racial and social justice in public health, data-driven framing, […]
May 20, 2018

California Assembly District 15 candidates talk at forum on health equity

The Daily Californian article by Sakura Cannestra on a candidate forum co-hosted by HIP, BARHII, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the Public Health Justice Collective.
May 9, 2018

Missouri must ‘Raise the Age’ for juveniles to be prosecuted as adults

The St. Louis American article by jusTizz on Missouri's efforts to change state law to charge 17-year olds as juveniles, referencing HIP's November 2017 report, "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
May 3, 2018

Listen, Love, and Build Power: 3 Things I Learned at the Equity Summit

HIP blog post by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, on her takeaways from PolicyLink's Equity Summit in Chicago.
May 3, 2018

Paid Family Leave survey

Los Angeles Sentinel article by Charlene Muhammad, on a research project of The California Work and Family Coalition and HIP, to uncover the health and equity impacts of paid family leave policies for people who work and care for a loved one.
May 3, 2018

Countering the Effects of Trump’s Immigration Policies in Schools

Center for American Progress article by Caroline Scown, on the impacts of the Trump administration's immigration policy agenda to education and equity, with reference to HIP's June 2013 report, "Family Unity, Family Health."
May 1, 2018

Joyce Foundation awards $14.2 million in grants to reduce gun violence, broaden educational and economic opportunity, achieve cleaner air and water in Great Lakes

Longview News-Journal article via PR Newswire on new Joyce Foundation grants, including HIP's funding to conduct a health and equity analysis of policies to prevent lead exposure in drinking water.
April 27, 2018

Gainesville residents raise money to bring deported father, husband back home

The Alligator article by Amanda Rosa on a deportation case in Florida, referencing HIP's June 2013 report, "Family Unity, Family Health."
April 25, 2018

Letters: Bill would help rehabilitation

Baton Rouge The Advocate letter by Dr. Eric Griggs in support of Louisiana's House Bill 264 (Primary Caretaker bill), referencing HIP's March 2018 report, "Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Louisiana."
April 18, 2018

Centering Power: The Leading Edge in Health Equity Philanthropy

Originally published as a blog post for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, our own Lili lists HIP's recommendations for philanthropic organizations to advance health equity.
April 16, 2018

6 Pro-Tips from Health Equity Champions

HIP blog post by Megan Gaydos, highlighting recommendations to advance health equity discussed during the Health Equity Guide's "Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments Webinar Series."
April 6, 2018

Bills Seek To Reduce Deadly Uses-Of-Force And Increase Police Transparency After Stephon Clark Shooting

WitnessLA article by Taylor Walker with California bill updates on criminal and juvenile justice reform efforts in the state, with reference to HIP's January 2017 report, "Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful."
March 27, 2018

Work at HIP: We’re Looking for an Operations Director!

HIP is hiring an Operations Director. The Operations Director will be responsible for overseeing HIP's operational systems in support of our mission. This includes leading all human resources, finances, and our internal equity-focused organizational development.