June 2, 2021

Walmart workers ‘feared for their lives’ due to Covid, executives told

The Guardian article by Amanda Holpuch on Walmart workers' demands for creation of a workers' advisory council, featuring HIP's recent research on the need for a accessible paid sick time policy to support workers' health.
April 29, 2021

Paid Sick Leave Could Have Prevented 7,500 Cases of Covid at Walmart

Jezebel article by Emily Alford spotlights findings from our recent report in partnership with United For Respect on how Walmart could have prevented 7,500 covid-19 infections and 133 deaths among associates with an effective paid sick leave policy.
April 28, 2021

Two weeks’ paid sick leave at Walmart could have prevented 7,500 Covid cases, report finds

The Guardian article by Lauren Aratani spotlights findings from our latest research, revealing Walmart could have saved 133 lives and prevented over 7,500 COVID-19 cases last year with an accessible paid sick leave policy.
April 27, 2021

Report: Santa Fe evictions continue despite moratoriums

Santa Fe New Mexican article by Dillon Mullan highlights findings from our report in partnership with Chainbreaker Collective on the COVID-19 era evictions crisis in Santa Fe, NM, featuring HIP's Sukhdip Purewal Boparai on shifts in eviction filings despite current moratoria.
April 20, 2021

Commentary: Student safety in Fresno means no more police at school campuses

Fresno Bee commentary by youth leaders of the Fresno Education Justice Coalition Blanca Barajas and Michael Yamamura calls for schools to divest from policing and reallocate funds toward student support services that promote health, featuring our recent research with Fresno Barrios Unidos on police-free schools.
April 13, 2021

Advocacy groups launch campaign in Washington, D.C. calling for paid family leave

The Hill article by Julia Manchester spotlights a new campaign led by Paid Family Leave in partnership with organizations including HIP aimed at pushing Congress to pass paid family leave legislation as part of the $20 million Care Can't Wait campaign. The campaign,
April 6, 2021

How to protect privacy & public health in COVID-19

Othering & Belonging Institute blog post by HIP Senior Research Associate Christine Mitchell traces the inequitable history of privacy violations in public health campaigns to current issues in COVID-19 contact tracing, and offers ways to benefit from public health measures while protecting the privacy of vulnerable and impacted communities.
February 22, 2021

Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening

New York Times Magazine article by Erika Hayasaki on Amazon warehouse workers organizing for labor and health protections in response to the e-commerce giant's unsafe workplace policies, featuring our partners at the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC).
February 4, 2021

Eviction Moratorium Is Not Enough: 200+ Groups Demand Rent Cancellation, Debt Relief

Common Dreams article by Andrea Germanos highlights an ad in USA Today sponsored by a broad coalition of national and local groups including HIP, calling on the White House and members of Congress to cancel rent and enact housing debt forgiveness to avert an eviction crisis and save lives.
January 23, 2021

Alabama Amazon Workers to Vote on Union in Midst of Warehouse Health Care Crisis

Random Lengths News article by Mark Friedman highlights Amazon workers' efforts to unionize for labor protections, featuring findings from our recent report with Warehouse Worker Resource Center on how Amazon's workplace policies harm worker health.
January 21, 2021

Workplace surveillance harms essential workers

Othering & Belonging Institute blog post by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez highlights our research on the impacts of workplace surveillance at companies including Amazon, Lyft, and Uber, where surveillance emerges as a key culprit in pushing workers into mental and physical health distress.
January 13, 2021

Hundreds of COVID-19 Cases at Santa Rita Jail

Davis Vanguard article by Carlin Ross recaps Decarcerate Alameda County's press conference about ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at Santa Rita Jail, featuring HIP's Amber Akemi Piatt on the continued public health crises of incarceration and policing.
December 18, 2020

Health Over Punishment: Organizing Efforts to Stop ICE Transfers in California and Beyond

KCET Power & Health article by our Health Instead of Punishment Director Amber Akemi Piatt and Yadira Sanchez, on the power of coalition building and community organizing for health equity, and how organizers and immigrants in California have created community defense campaigns rooted in love, resistance, and interdependence—to keep each other safe.
December 17, 2020

Rising rents, stagnant wages leave many Colorado tenants struggling to meet basic needs

Colorado Newsline article by Moe Clark highlights findings from our report, "Stable Homes, Healthy Communities" on the inequitable impacts of the rental affordability crisis, and the need to repeal Colorado’s ban on rental stabilization policies to promote community health. The survey showed how cost burdens are not evenly distributed among all renters. Historic and ongoing housing discrimination and persistent income inequities mean that Black and Latinx households are more likely to rent their homes and to spend a larger portion of their incomes on housing costs.
December 17, 2020

Coloradans already struggling to afford housing say coronavirus has made their situation worse

Colorado Sun article by Thy Vo spotlights findings from our report, "Stable Homes, Healthy Communities" on how the worsening rental affordability crisis in Colorado harms health, and forces renters—particularly low-income and people of color communities—to cut back on food and health care to stay in their homes.
October 30, 2020

Forming Partnerships With Public Health Departments, Part 2: How to Make the Connection

Shelterforce article by Human Impact Partners' Logan Harris, Solange Gould, and Megan Gaydos offering tips for community organizations looking to build relationships with local public health departments.
October 29, 2020

Connecting the Dots: Health Inequities, Power, and the Potential for Public Health’s Transformational Role

KCET re-publication of a 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.
October 26, 2020

Public health over punishment: How advocates can use social math and other tools of media advocacy to communicate about police and prison budgets

Berkeley Media Studies Group blog post by Heather Gehlert and Katherine Schaff spotlights Health Instead of Punishment Director Amber Akemi Piatt on using strategies like social math to renew the call to defend Black lives, clarify demands for abolition, and increase support for reallocating police funds.
October 23, 2020

Forming Partnerships With Public Health Departments, Part 1: Why It’s a Good Idea

Shelterforce article by Human Impact Partners' Logan Harris, Solange Gould, and Megan Gaydos on what public health practitioners do to advance racial equity, and why building deep relationships with community partners is essential to health equity.
October 9, 2020

Investing in Community Well-being on World Mental Health Day

Talkspace article by Reina Gattuso featuring our Health Instead of Punishment Program Director Amber Akemi Piatt highlights the criminalization of mental illness, as well as the the abolitionist movement to shift resources from incarceration and policing to public health and mental health care.
September 16, 2020

The health of families depends on being together — stop direct transfers to ICE detention centers

SF Examiner OpEd by Senior Research Associate Sukhdip Purewal Boparai about the health harms of direct transfers to ICE, and the urgent need for Governor Gavin Newsom to prioritize the health of all Californians by issuing an executive order that stops direct ICE transfers.
July 6, 2020

Elected officials, advocates call on Newsom to suspend transfers to ICE during pandemic

Desert Sun article by Rebecca Plevin highlights state and local leaders, advocacy groups, and public health experts including HIP's Dr. Christine Mitchell calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop transferring immigrants who have been released from California jails and prisons to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement during COVID-19.