Human Impact Partners

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.
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.