May 11, 2023

As the Covid-19 Emergency Declaration Expires, Health Inequities Remain an Ongoing Crisis

Blog post by HIP Director of Policy & Organizing Clara Long on how emergency order interventions light the way to policies we still urgently need.
January 30, 2023

Things that moved us in 2022

Two years ago, we began a tradition of gathering together to compile and share the messages, readings, images, and more that energized us over the past year. From us to you, some of the things that moved us in 2022!
November 3, 2022

Our Homes, Our Health, Our Futures

Blog post by Housing Justice Program Director Will Dominie on HIP's newly formalized Housing Justice Program, with highlights of our vision and strategy for the year ahead.
August 1, 2022

How Structural Racism Set Roe Up to Fall

Blog post by Jessi Corcoran on how the Roe decision fits into the past and present of White supremacy and reproductive control, plus what public health can do to advocate for reproductive justice for all.
May 26, 2022

Power-building Partnerships for Health: Lessons From Santa Barbara About Building Power to Protect Farmworker Health and Advance Health Equity

Article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on Power-building Partnerships for Health, an innovative initiative that supports the redistribution of power to change social and political systems that shape health, co-authored by HIP Bridging Director Megan Gaydos.  
April 22, 2022

HIP Intern Reflections: Getting Creative for a Climate and Health Movement

HIP blog post by former intern Raina Wellman on how public health can partner with artists and designers to create engaging visual communications to support movements for climate justice and health equity.
March 22, 2022

Leveraging Narrative Strategy for Health and Racial Equity: The NYC Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention’s Journey

Blog post on the power of using narrative change work to advance health equity, featuring an interview with Cindi Azuogu and Caroline Miller of the NYC Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention.
March 8, 2022

Racial Justice and Power-sharing: The Heart of Leading Systems Change

In this blog post, HIP co-directors Lili Farhang and Solange Gould reflect on the importance of centering racial justice and power-sharing for a truly transformative public health practice — and outline concrete steps for how public health leaders can do so.
January 6, 2022

2021 Edition: Things we read, watched, listened to, and laughed at that carried us through last year

HIP staff share and reflect on a few of the things that inspired us, moved us and got us through the past year.
November 24, 2021

Health Equity Tip: Develop a Meaningful Land and People Acknowledgment Practice

HIP blog post by Stephani Tyrance sharing our latest Health Equity Tip on how to develop a meaningful land and people acknowledgement practice as a tool to begin interrogating, deepening, and expanding public health's approach to Indigenous justice.
October 8, 2021

Zooming In and Speaking Out — Why You Should Join Our Action Hour

HIP blog post by Nikki Ramsy spotlighting public health workers taking action together during Public Health Awakened's Action Hour.
July 27, 2021

Health Equity Tip: Work on the Shared Root Causes of Health Inequities and Climate Injustice

HIP blog post by Solange Gould sharing our latest Health Equity Tip on how health departments can work with communities to address the shared root drivers of health equity and climate justice.
June 22, 2021

Health Equity Tip: Establish Community Engagement Guidelines that Advance Power Sharing

HIP blog post by Megan Gaydos, Ana Tellez, and Raina Wellman revisiting one of our Health Equity Tips to uplift the way community power is a big slice of the pie when it comes to health equity work.
May 26, 2021

Expand the Vote, Advance Health Equity

Blog post by HIP Research Associate Martha Ockenfels-Martinez on how expanding access to, and strengthening support for full voter engagement is key for our collective health.
April 15, 2021

Tax Day: What’s Health Equity Got to Do With It?

Blog post by HIP's Senior Public Health Organizer Sari Bilick and Health Instead of Punishment Director Amber Akemi Piatt on how taxes can support the collective good by investing in health-promoting policies, and shifting our resources away from systems that perpetuate harm.
February 18, 2021

Shifting the Framework for Public Health

Blog post by HIP Co-Director Solange Gould on the need for bold, transformative, and collective narratives about the purpose, power, and strategies of public health.
February 12, 2021

Heart-Centered Practice: Embodying a Racial Justice Framework

Blog post by Co-Director Lili Farhang, sharing reflections on how practicing HIP's core value of 'Centering the Heart' informs our racial justice framework.
January 6, 2021

Things we read, watched, listened to, and laughed at that carried us through last year

With 2020 behind us, and a long road to health equity ahead, HIP staff reflect on a few of the things that moved us and got us through last year.
October 15, 2020

The Long Game: approaching the 2020 election as a strategy for health equity

Blog post by Solange Gould, Sophia Simon-Ortiz, and Shannon Tracey on how we're engaging the 2020 election as part of a long-game strategy to cultivate collective health, and harnessing the power of our votes to dismantle systemic oppression.
September 29, 2020

Fear of the Unknown: How ICE transfers impact the health of immigrants and their families

Blog post by Dr. Christine Mitchell highlights our research on the health impacts of direct transfers from prisons and jails to ICE, including an interview with Lien Pham and Narissa Pham about how their brother Tien's transfer to ICE has impacted them and their loved ones.
September 4, 2020

Delivering Health: How Disinvestment and Sabotage at the USPS Threatens Public Health

Blog post by the Human Impact Partners team on how a fully functioning and funded United States Postal Service is critical for public health, along with actions you can take to support USPS in light of recent threats to service and budget cuts.
August 5, 2020

Our North Star Amidst Uncertainty: Announcing the HIP 2020–2024 Strategic Plan

Blog post by our Co-Directors Lili Farhang and Solange Gould introducing HIP's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, and sharing our renewed clarity around HIP's mission, vision, values, theory of change, and the impacts we want to have in the world.
June 26, 2020

Reflections on Adopting a Racial Justice Framework for Human Impact Partners

Reflections from our Co-Director Lili Farhang on developing a racial justice framework with underlying ideas, principles, and practices to deepen our approach to racial justice.
May 18, 2020

Ready to Imagine Another World

Introductory blog post by Solange Gould, HIP's new Co-Director.
March 26, 2020

Here’s How to Ensure California’s Paid Family Leave is Available to All Workers

Blog post by Sukhdip Purewal Boparai on recommendations from HIP's research in 2018 with The Work & Family Coalition, to ensure that California's Paid Family Leave is offered equitably to all workers.
March 14, 2020

Taking Action for Health, Justice, and Belonging in the Age of COVID-19

The Health Instead of Punishment Program Team speaks out on the need to take action for health, justice, and belonging in the age of COVID-19.
March 2, 2020

No Free Parking: Monopoly as a Metaphor for Exploring Racial Inequity

Blog post by Manuel Carmona, City of Pasadena Public Health Department about using Monopoly as a tool to explain racial inequity.
February 18, 2020

4 Lessons Learned from Public Health and Community Organizer Partnerships

HIP blog post by Sari Bilick about four key takeaways from HIP's experience with community organizing group and local health department partnerships.
January 21, 2020

From Our Health Instead of Punishment Team: How Our Vision Guides Our Language

HIP blog post by Christine Mitchell on the importance of language in fighting injustice in the criminal legal system and Health Instead of Punishment's new vision.
October 2, 2019

Restore the Vote for Health Equity

HIP blog post By Martha Ockenfels-Martinez on the importance of voting for health and equity.