September 5, 2019

Building Momentum Towards Equity in Public Health

HIP blog post by Megan Gaydos on the ways health departments are using a power analysis to advance health equity.
May 29, 2019

Bay Area Takes Steps Towards Resilience in the Face of Climate Crisis

HIP blog post by Amber Akemi Piatt on the shift of preparedness resources to advance health equity in Northern California.
March 26, 2019

Listen, Love, and Build Power (Part 2): Lessons to Guide Public Health Research

HIP blog post by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez on 3 ways to center community in public health research.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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."
March 12, 2018

What You Need to Know About Census 2020 and Equity

HIP blog post by Sari Bilick and Jonatha Heller, highlighting three things we're tracking, as Census 2020 shapes up, that could jeopardize health and equity
March 5, 2018

Using HIA as a Tool to Dismantle Infant Mortality Inequities in Ohio

| By Amy Bush Stevens, Health Policy Institute of Ohio | At the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, we’re committed to pushing for a health policy agenda that takes into consideration all the factors beyond medical care that shape our health. Over the past few years, we’ve been filling our […]
January 8, 2018

I was 15, and I turned my life around

|By Andrew Kruszewski, Introduction by Celia Harris | This post is part of our Human Impact Stories Series (HISS!), where we thread together the narratives of folks’ experiences with the institutional practices and policies that greatly determine health. I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Kruszewski for our research report […]
November 21, 2017

Police violence is a public health issue, but not according to APHA’s Governing Council

| By Sari Bilick | Earlier this month I attended my first American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, joining 12,000 other public health professionals in an overwhelming four days of speakers, panels, networking — and yes, protest! Last year, the APHA Governing Council temporarily passed a policy statement, “Law Enforcement Violence […]
November 16, 2017

Changing the ‘tough on crime’ narrative

| By Jonathan Heller | Here’s our vision for how a U.S. Attorney General’s op ed could lift up a transformational narrative on crime and justice.  Instead, every day, we are bombarded with a particular ‘tough on crime’ narrative: our leaders and the media telling us that crime is rising and […]
November 3, 2017

Take Action! #TaxesAreGood for Health

Every day in our country, communities accomplish remarkable things using the resources we maintain together. Our roads, our clean air, our public schools, our parks, and our health departments are just a small part of the collective investment — through our taxes — that keeps everyone moving forward. Investments in public goods provide benefits […]
October 26, 2017

I left whole, I returned in pieces

| By Pamela Winn, Introduction by Kim Gilhuly | We are kicking off a semi-regular series to place the human impact stories of our research and advocacy work front and center. In the Human Impact Stories Series (HISS!), we’ll thread together the narratives of folks’ experiences with the institutional practices […]
August 21, 2017
Pamela Chomba at Netroots Nation 2017

Finding inspiration at Netroots Nation

| By Ana Tellez | I was lucky enough to attend Netroots Nation earlier this month, representing Human Impact Partners at the largest annual gathering of the progressive movement in the US. The conference was headlined by big names like civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former Vice President […]
August 16, 2017

Let’s Stand with Charlottesville

We condemn the actions of the White supremacists and neo-nazis who gathered and violently attacked peaceful protesters in the name of racism. White supremacy, terrorism, and racial violence contradict our collective vision of a safe and healthy society.
June 26, 2017
MA Legislature

Notes from the Field: Should We Lock Up Parents of Young Children?

| By Kim Gilhuly | It was 8:00 pm, but people stayed. It was 8:00 pm last Monday night, at the end of a long day hearing 20 bills in Massachusetts Legislature. But people stayed. Teens skipped their normal Monday afternoon and night to speak powerfully — and clearly reached legislators’ ears — about having […]
June 19, 2017

Past and Present Racial Wealth Imbalances Don’t Have to Tell Our Future

| By Holly Avey | Earlier this year, I published a post talking about the wealth inequities of proposed federal policies. (Remember: wealth = assets minus debts). Beyond talking about how these changes would heap more money on the rich while starving the poor, we also need to discuss the huge […]