April 19, 2024

Alternatives to incarceration to support maternal and Infant Health

The Davis Enterprise commentary piece by Indira D’Souza demanding California live up to its name as a leader in reproductive health and take care of its Black women, with reference to HIP’s research on the Central California Women’s Facility.
March 28, 2024

HIP Urges Biden to Close California’s Adelanto Immigration Detention Center

In coordination with the Dignity Not Detention coalition, HIP joined the UCLA Labor Center to urge the Biden administration to close southern California’s Adelanto immigration detention center in light of its historic and severe health harms.
December 19, 2023

Breaking the predatory lending debt cycle — call for state policy

Article by Chloe Harnar and Akinori Minagawa in the Springfield News-Leader on the city’s exploitative payday loan industry, referencing HIP’s 2019 report “When Poverty Makes You Sick The Intersection of Health and Predatory Lending in Missouri.”
November 15, 2023

How Central Valley Farmworker Communities Are Tackling Climate Change

KQED article by Tyche Hendricks on climate resilience strategies emerging in hard-hit agricultural communities in California’s Central Valley and the need to ensure funding gets to those most impacted by climate change, featuring a quote by HIP Co-Director Solange Gould.
November 14, 2023

Capacity Building Moments Episode 2: Power in Partnerships

Human Impact Partners’ Capacity Building team is excited to share the second episode of our series: Capacity Building Moments #2: Power in Partnerships, featuring three examples of governmental public health and community partnerships who are working together to build power for health equity.
April 4, 2023

How the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule can advance racial and health equity

Build Healthy Places Network video blog post featuring HIP Housing Justice Program Director Will Dominie in conversation with Colleen Flynn on how the AFFH rule can support racial and health equity, and housing justice.
March 20, 2023

‘No concern for safety’: Deaths, allegations of abuse, controversy at Santa Rita Jail provoke community outrage

The Daily Californian article by Carolyn Yu about the death of Candice “Cody” Vanburen at Santa Rita Jail and community outrage at inhumane conditions in the jail, including HIP’s joint release after the death.
March 10, 2023

Bay Area Civil Rights Organizations Release a Joint Statement After the 4th Death at Santa Rita Jail in 6 Weeks

The Davis Vanguard  article by Patty Yao on HIP’s joint statement with other Bay Area organizations calling to shut down Santa Rita Jail after the death of Cody Vanburen, the fourth person to die in the jail in six weeks.
February 24, 2023

From Crisis to Care: New Report Documents Health Harms of Women’s Prisons

Article in The Davis VanGuard by Belen Avelar on the release of our research report, From Crisis to Care: Ending the Health Harm of Women’s Prisons, and the need for investing in health-promoting community support instead of prisons.
July 11, 2022

Demonstrators at the Capitol Call for Overturning Colorado’s ‘Rent Stabilization’ Ban

9News article on organizing around housing justice in Colorado featuring a quote from a 2019 HIP research brief outlining the importance of rent stabilization in Colorado to support healthy communities.
May 5, 2022

HIP Quarterly Newsletter: Health equity highlights and updates

Catch up on all the latest from HIP – including a note from HIP on reproductive justice; the latest on our Health Equity Awakened Leadership Institute; a new resource for community organizers to engage with governmental public health departments; introductions to a crew of new HIP staff, and more!
April 4, 2022

Rep. Chu, Rep. Escobar Join Advocates to Demand a Humane End to Title 42

Press call organized by Welcome With Dignity demanding the Centers for Disease Control put an end to the misuse of public health authority to unjustly expel refugees from our borders, featuring HIP Co-Director Solange Gould as a speaker.
December 22, 2021

Amazon Is Rolling Back COVID Protocols in Its Warehouses. Workers Say It’s Premature.

The Markup article by Dara Kerr and Maddy Varner on how Amazon is putting its workers’ health in jeopardy by prematurely rolling back Covid precautions, featuring an interview with HIP Co-Director Lili Farhang and our recent letter urging Amazon to do more to protect its employees amidst the global pandemic.
November 29, 2021

‘Over the edge’: Sacramento retail workers face tough holiday season amid record turnover

Sacramento Bee article by Jeong Park and Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks on retail worker conditions during the holidays, featuring HIP Co-Director Lili Farhang on the letter organized by HIP and signed by over 200 public health experts urging Amazon to improve conditions for workers.
November 17, 2021

Public health experts push Amazon to improve working conditions

The Hill article by Chris Mills Rodrigo on a letter sent to Amazon by over 200 public health experts organized by HIP calling on the company to improve its workplace conditions, featuring HIP Co-Director Lili Farhang on the public health impacts of Amazon's inhumane workplace practices.
October 28, 2021

‘You can’t pay bills on $12 an hour’: Walmart employees left out of raises

Guardian article by Michael Sainato on the urgent need for increased wages at Walmart, featuring HIP’s recent research on the massive health benefits that would result from a $5 an hour wage increase at America’s largest employer.
October 12, 2021

Walmart could help its workers live longer — if it boosts base pay by $5 an hour, nonprofit leader says

MarketWatch Value Gap column by Levi Sumagaysay featuring a Q&A with HIP Co-Director Lili Farhang on findings from our research looking at the health equity impacts of a $5 an hour raise at Walmart.
September 28, 2021

‘Every Day Is Frightening’: Working for the Top U.S. Employer Amid Covid

New York Times article by Chris Colin examines how Walmart's unsafe working conditions and poverty wages have exposed thousands of workers to danger and economic instability throughout the pandemic, featuring findings from HIP's recent research in partnership with United for Respect.
September 14, 2021

Bill aims to improve work conditions for California warehouse employees

Orange County Register article by Kevin Smith, on a bill that aims to protect California warehouse workers from claims of abusive quota systems – featuring HIP's recent research in partnership with Warehouse Workers Resource Center.
June 3, 2021

Walmart’s inadequate paid sick leave cost lives. It needs to change

Fortune commentary by William J. Barber II and Cynthia Murray on why Walmart must create a pandemic task force to prevent future COVID-19 outbreaks in its stores, featuring findings from our report in partnership with United For Respect.