We support public health organizations to center equity

At HIP, we partner with governmental public health and other public health organizations to help them expand their analysis of and adjust their practices to what’s needed to achieve health equity. Learn more about our Capacity Building Program.

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How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence As a Public Health Issue
How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence As a Public Health Issue
September 2020 —

Owing to the collective work of movement builders and advocates, the field of public health has begun to reckon with the longstanding and well documented health impacts of policing and incarceration. This resource includes 5 recommendations and specific actions for health departments to take to help end police violence.

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How Health Departments Can Advance Safety and Health in Protests, During a Pandemic
How Health Departments Can Advance Safety and Health in Protests, During a Pandemic
June 2020 —

Communities across the US are protesting in response to the ongoing police killings of Black people and to wider social conditions that demonstrate a history of structural violence and racism against communities of color. Here are 5 steps that local and state health departments can take to protect public health in the context of these uprisings and demonstrate support for protesters’ and their demands.

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Developing a Transformational Criminal Justice Narrative: A Toolkit
Developing a Transformational Criminal Justice Narrative: A Toolkit
March 2018 —

The Narrative Development Toolkit is a resource intended to support community organizers and health equity advocates in developing, using, and adapting transformational narratives to advance equity in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. This resource was developed by a workgroup of the National Criminal Justice and Public Health Alliance.

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Health Solutions Create Safety: A Menu of Policies and Programs
Health Solutions Create Safety: A Menu of Policies and Programs
February 2018 —

Health Solutions Create Safety is a robust list of 36 replicable programs or interventions and 25 policies that respond to social challenges with public health solutions rather than punitive criminal justice processes. This resource was developed by a workgroup of the National Criminal Justice and Public Health Alliance to help communities achieve shared safety.

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Public Health Departments in California and Criminal Justice System Reform: Successes, Barriers, and Recommendations for Action
Public Health Departments in California and Criminal Justice System Reform: Successes, Barriers, and Recommendations for Action
July 2016 —

An assessment of the barriers and successes that public health departments have experienced in participating in criminal justice system reform, with recommendations for action.

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Connecting the Dots: An Evaluation of LACDPH HIAs of the Parks After Dark and Women’s Re-Entry Court Programs
Connecting the Dots: An Evaluation of LACDPH HIAs of the Parks After Dark and Women’s Re-Entry Court Programs
June 2016 —

Process and impact evaluation of LACDPH Parks After Dark and Women’s Re-Entry Court HIAs.

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