May 4, 2021

🔎HIP is looking for a Communications Associate!

We're hiring! HIP is looking for a Communications Associate who is deeply committed to leveraging strategic communications to advance racial justice and health equity.
April 21, 2021

*NEW* Research examines successes and failures of COVID-19 eviction moratoria in Santa Fe

This brief is the second in a series of three created in partnership with Chainbreaker Collective to examine the context, scale, and public health impacts of the COVID-19 era eviction crisis on renters in Santa Fe.
April 14, 2021

New Resource: California Local Health Department Actions for Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19

With support from the California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity, we created this resource with recommendations and actions that local health departments can take to protect worker health and safety during COVID-19 and beyond.
April 7, 2021

Join us for two webinars on the health benefits of police-free schools

We're excited to share two opportunities to learn more about the health benefits of police-free schools, with webinars on 4/13 and 4/20 building on our latest Health Instead of Punishment research centering the perspectives of students on ways to best support their health, safety, and learning at school.
April 6, 2021

ENACT Day 2021 – Join us on April 30 for California Health Equity Advocacy Day!

Dedicated to health equity in California? Want to build your advocacy skills? Register to participate in ENACT Day 2021 and take action to build skills and advance policies that support our communities' health.
March 30, 2021

✨NEW Research: Police-Free Schools for Student Health & Wellbeing

Galvanized by the nationwide movement for Black liberation and years of Black-led organizing, Fresno residents have been calling on Fresno Unified School District to remove police from school campuses. Today, we're releasing brand new research in partnership with Fresno Barrios Unidos on the transformative public health benefits of divesting from school policing, and investing in student health and wellbeing.
February 18, 2021
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Health Equity Now: A Federal Policy Platform to Advance Public Health

View our cross-sector federal policy platform that highlights the demands of communities, movements, and public health organizations across the country for bold, immediate, and systems-focused action to advance collective health. This platform compiles the policy solutions to create economic security, housing justice, community safety, and a strong public health infrastructure—along with ways to take action.
February 8, 2021
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Work with HIP: Seeking a Communications & Advocacy Intern for Summer 2021!

Looking for a summer opportunity to build your communications and advocacy skills to advance health equity and racial justice? HIP is accepting applications for a full-time summer Communications and Advocacy Intern — apply by March 8, 2021!
January 25, 2021
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How Health Departments Can Address the Harms of Incarceration During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic—and the surge of cases and deaths in jails, prisons, and immigrant detention centers—has laid bare the urgent need for decarceration as a public health strategy. This resource includes 8 recommendations and specific actions health departments can take to address the harms of incarceration.
January 14, 2021
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NEW- Research reveals Amazon’s hidden public health crisis

Our new research in partnership with Warehouse Worker Resource Center reveals the physical and mental health impacts of Amazon's inhumane quota and surveillance systems on warehouse workers and delivery drivers, and offers urgent steps policymakers can take to protect public health and worker safety.
January 6, 2021

Health equity highlights from 2020 plus new research, tools, and organizing for the year ahead!

Read up for all the latest health equity highlights from HIP, plus new research, tools, capacity building updates, and organizing for the year ahead!
January 4, 2021

New! Equity Lens Tool and webinar on COVID-19 response

Check out our new Equity Lens Tool developed in partnership with Big Cities Health Coalition for centering equity in COVID-19 planning, response, and recovery decision making—and join us on January 11 for a launch webinar to learn more!
December 30, 2020
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Last chance! Help us reach our year-end goal

Tomorrow is the last day to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal! We hope you'll consider making a contribution to help us continue building public health power for equity and justice into 2021 and beyond.
December 21, 2020
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Toward collective liberation, even on the darkest of days

This winter solstice, we invite you to deepen your commitments to collective liberation and help us strengthen and sustain our continued work to build health instead of punishment into the coming year.
December 7, 2020
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Join us on 12/15 for a National Briefing on COVID-19 and the Eviction Crisis

With the CDC's eviction moratorium set to expire on December 31st, an estimated 40 million people are facing eviction. Join us on 12/15 for a National Briefing on COVID-19 and the Eviction Crisis, with the Right to the City Alliance and Working Families Party, featuring leading voices from the public health, legal, and housing justice sectors.
November 24, 2020
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đź’šTwo Words We Don’t Say Enough

In this year of so many challenges and outrages, we want to take a moment to appreciate you. We thank you, and invite you to take the next step with us; we would be so honored if you’d add HIP to your holiday giving list this year, and help us raise the funds we need to advance health equity in 2021 and beyond.
November 11, 2020
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Feel All the Feelings to Fuel the Work Ahead

We're sharing our thoughts, and the imperative to continue the work—post-election.
November 9, 2020
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Join us for a webinar on Thursday, 11/12: Addressing State Violence as a Public Health Issue

Our love for peoples' movements for liberation is overflowing this week, but our work is far from over. In light of the election results, we're preparing for expected backlash. Join us Thursday, November 12th for a webinar on addressing state violence as a public health crisis.
November 4, 2020
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In This Together: Take a deep breath. Count the votes.

We're celebrating the powerful organizing and movement building that brought out voters in historic numbers. We're prepared, and we're in this together. Now take we're taking a deep breath and continuing the work to ensure #EveryVoteCounts!
October 26, 2020
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How To Prepare for a Delayed and/or Contested Election ➡ #DefendTheVote4PH!

It's our responsibility as public health practitioners to defend the vote for public health, now and post-election. We're preparing and organizing for the possibility of a delayed and/or contested election, and offering ways for you to connect and join us.
October 24, 2020
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New APHA Policy Statement: Advancing Public Health Interventions to Address the Harms of the Carceral System

APHA passes new policy statement authored by the End Police Violence Collective and endorsed by countless public health advocates and organizers including Human Impact Partners and Public Health Awakened, on the health harms of incarceration with recommendations for public health to move towards abolition.
October 21, 2020
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New Infographics: How CA Prop 15 will invest in health equity throughout California!

When we vote, we want to know how our choices will impact our families and communities. We partnered with the Yes On 15: Schools and Communities First campaign to create a set of infographics for California voters, illustrating exactly how CA Prop 15 will restore county resources and advance health equity across California.
October 20, 2020
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âś… We’re Voting for Health Equity! 2020 Election Actions, Tools, and Resources

Check out our 2020 Election Special for actions, tools, and resources to mobilize to defend the vote and advance health equity. Because this election, we have the power to transform the terrain that our collective health depends on.
October 15, 2020

5 Ways Health Departments Can Help Ensure Healthy Voting

A healthy democracy is critical for healthy communities, and health departments have a critical role to play to ensure that all communities have a say in the conditions and decisions that impact their lives. Here are five ways health departments can help ensure healthy voting and protect election integrity.
October 6, 2020
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đź“Ł Our 2020 CA Voter Guide: Public Health is on the Ballot!

Public health is on the ballot this November! In our new 2020 California Voter Guide, we're sharing our positions on several key propositions that will have a lasting impact on the health, wellbeing, and equity of our communities.
September 23, 2020
HIP Updates, Resources, and Tools to Build Health Equity

HIP Quarterly: New health equity resources, our latest research, mobilizing to #DefendTheVote4PH, and more!

What you'll find in this issue: resources for health departments to confront police violence, research on a more equitable model of housing development in Santa Fe and the health harms of ICE transfers, mobilizing to #DefendTheVote4PH, capacity building highlights, HIP's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, and more!
September 17, 2020
Yes On 15: Public Health Phone Bank 09/22, 5:30-8:30pm PT

Public Health Phone Bank for Prop 15! Join us Tuesday, September 22 to put Schools and Communities First

Join us next Tuesday, September 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm for our public health phone bank to talk to your community about the critical need to pass Prop 15 to bring $12 billion per year into California's schools and local services.
September 14, 2020
Police Violence is a Public Health Crisis

How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence As a Public Health Issue

Our new resource offers 5 recommendations and specific actions for health departments to take to help end police violence.
August 25, 2020

NEW research and action tools! Stop ICE Transfers: Promoting Health, Unifying Families, Healing Communities

Research brief, media toolkit, and resources to address the health impacts of direct transfers from California prisons and jails to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
June 29, 2020

Health Workers Call for Housing Protections During and After COVID-19 Pandemic

We know that access to stable, safe, and affordable housing is critical for health and well-being. Raise your voice about how important housing justice is for public health and sign our health worker letter today to demand housing protections during and in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic!