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The Human Impact Partners team heads to APHA this weekend, and Tuesday is a bonanza of opportunities to hear about our work and meet up with us. We look forward to centering health equity and justice together with you in Philly!
Bridge article by Riley Beggin about Michigan's move to change the age of which criminal defendants are considered adult from 17 to 18, referencing HIP's 2017 report, "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
What you'll find in this issue: exciting legislative updates from California, upcoming opportunities to plug into Public Health Awakened, our latest blog posts, Alameda County job opportunities, and much more.
The Daily Targum editorial piece on lead contamination in Newark and the right to clean water, referencing HIP's 2019 "Achieving Equity in Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Making" Consensus Conference Summary Report.
California is on the brink of passing legislation to protect gig workers' economic security and well-being. Call your state representatives to tell them why this is a public health issue they must act on.
Allure article by Elizabeth King on the physical and mental health impacts of the gig economy referencing HIP's report, "Driving Away Our Health: The Economic Insecurity of Working for Lyft and Uber" in collaboration with Gig Workers Rising.
WBIW article on the upcoming Health Equity Summit in Indianapolis hosted by Health by Design, in partnership with the Indiana Public Health Association, Indiana State Department of Health, and Marion County Public Health Department.
SF Examiner article by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez featuring HIP researcher Martha Ockenfels-Martinez discussing HIP's report, "Driving Away Our Health: The Economic Insecurity of Working for Lyft and Uber" in collaboration with Gig Workers Rising.
What you'll find in this issue: a new framework to evaluate racial equity of youth diversion programs, advocacy updates in Michigan and Tennessee, health equity capacity building updates, a warm welcome to our newest teammates, and much more.
Cap Times article by Lisa Speckhard covering the high rates and negative health impacts of people being incarcerated for breaking conditions of their parole, not for committing additional crimes, related to our December 2016 report Excessive Revocations in Wisconsin: The Health Impacts of Locking People Up Without a New Conviction.
Citylab article by Brentin Mock covering the increased acceptance rates of formerly incarcerated applicants to Oakland public housing, related to our May 2016 report The Long Road Home: Decreasing Barriers to Public Housing for People with Criminal Records.