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
Photo of young man at the end of a trail, looking out into the distance of sky and mountains on a clear day.

Ready to Imagine Another World

Introductory blog post by Solange Gould, HIP's new Co-Director.
March 26, 2020
Photo of 5-month old baby sitting on a woman's lap at a desk with a laptop. Baby is facing towards the laptop, with her hands near the keyboard.

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
Action shot of Amber Akemi Piatt at a Close The Camps Rally in August 2019.

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.
September 23, 2019

Transforming Ourselves for Health Equity

Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice editorial by Nashira Baril on Health Equity Awakened and creating space for personal growth and healing to advance health equity.
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 […]