March 12, 2019

Supes Re-Affirm Big Changes To Urban Shield Training Program

SF Gate article by Bay City News Service on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors vote on 3/12/19 to make sweeping changes to the controversial "Urban Shield" law enforcement training program. Our Health Instead of Punishment Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt, was present at the meeting and is quoted in the article.
March 11, 2019

Debate: Emergency preparedness in Alameda County, after the end of militarized Urban Shield program

KPFA Radio segment featuring HIP's Health Instead of Punishment Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt, debating the shuttered Urban Shield program in Alameda County with a representative of the Sheriff's County Department.
February 28, 2019

Do Health Impact Assessments Promote Healthier Decision Making?

Issue Brief from Pew's Health Impact Project detailing findings from a national study of the perspectives of HIA stakeholders, which HIP was on the expert panel of.
January 24, 2019

Opinion: Health impact of tear gas at the border staggering

East Bay Times opinion piece by HIP's Health Instead of Punishment Program Director, Amber Akemi Piatt, on the federal administration's response to migrants seeking asylum on the southern US border.
January 23, 2019

Criminalizing Undocumented Youth in Texas and Beyond Is Causing PTSD

Youth Today opinion piece by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, HIP Research Associate, on the health impacts of detention and deportation practices in the Rio Grande Valley and the value of grassroots organizing to build youth power.
January 2, 2019

Public Health Workers Must Join the Struggle for Immigrant Justice

Truthout article by Nicole L. Novak, as part of the "After the Raid" series, interviewing Sari and Lili on the role of advocacy in public health.
December 13, 2018

Achieving Equity in Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Making

Philanthropy News Digest item on HIP's report synthesizing discussions from a convening of lead exposure and prevention experts about equity impacts in the areas of residential lead service line replacement, lead testing in water at schools and licensed childcare facilities, and testing and remediation of lead-based paint hazards in housing.
October 17, 2018

Texas Report: Deportation Fear Hurts Health of Whole Immigrant Community

Youth Today article by Julie Miller on HIP's latest Family Unity, Family Health research update, on the health impacts to mixed-status families of local law enforcement working with federal immigration officials in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
September 23, 2018

State Violence Is at the Root of Health Inequities

Truthout article by William Lopez and Paul Fleming, on how public health research and programs can move upstream in addressing health inequities, with reference to HIP and our Public Health Awakened network. This article is part of the Truthout Series "After the Raid."
September 10, 2018

Wisconsin’s Crimeless Revocation Problem

Madison 365 article by David Dahmer on the practice of re-incarcerating individuals on probation or parole based upon minor infractions or simple allegations, referencing HIP's 2016 health impacts research on the issue.
September 4, 2018

#CloseMSDF Campaign Aims to Reduce Wisconsin Incarceration

Shepherd Express article by Alison Henderson, on a campaign to close a detention center in Wisconsin, referencing HIP's 2016 health impacts research on incarceration due to revocations.
August 1, 2018

CITY OF EVANSTON: Evanston Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith Completes Health Equity Fellowship

North Cook News press release publication on Evonda Thomas-Smith's completion of HIP's Health Equity Awakened Leadership Institute.
June 28, 2018

HIP featured in Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment Journal

The Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) published Volume 3, Issue 1 in June 2018. The issue includes a review of the Health Equity Guide by Human Impact Partners, among other articles by members of the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment.
May 29, 2018

Discovering the Spectrum of Values in the Public Health Workforce

deBeaumont Foundation blog post by Lizzie Corcoran on how public health workers can and must show up with values to advance population health.
May 20, 2018

California Assembly District 15 candidates talk at forum on health equity

The Daily Californian article by Sakura Cannestra on a candidate forum co-hosted by HIP, BARHII, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the Public Health Justice Collective.
May 9, 2018

Missouri must ‘Raise the Age’ for juveniles to be prosecuted as adults

The St. Louis American article by jusTizz on Missouri's efforts to change state law to charge 17-year olds as juveniles, referencing HIP's November 2017 report, "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
May 3, 2018

Paid Family Leave survey

Los Angeles Sentinel article by Charlene Muhammad, on a research project of The California Work and Family Coalition and HIP, to uncover the health and equity impacts of paid family leave policies for people who work and care for a loved one.
May 3, 2018

Countering the Effects of Trump’s Immigration Policies in Schools

Center for American Progress article by Caroline Scown, on the impacts of the Trump administration's immigration policy agenda to education and equity, with reference to HIP's June 2013 report, "Family Unity, Family Health."
May 1, 2018

Joyce Foundation awards $14.2 million in grants to reduce gun violence, broaden educational and economic opportunity, achieve cleaner air and water in Great Lakes

Longview News-Journal article via PR Newswire on new Joyce Foundation grants, including HIP's funding to conduct a health and equity analysis of policies to prevent lead exposure in drinking water.
April 27, 2018

Gainesville residents raise money to bring deported father, husband back home

The Alligator article by Amanda Rosa on a deportation case in Florida, referencing HIP's June 2013 report, "Family Unity, Family Health."
April 25, 2018

Letters: Bill would help rehabilitation

Baton Rouge The Advocate letter by Dr. Eric Griggs in support of Louisiana's House Bill 264 (Primary Caretaker bill), referencing HIP's March 2018 report, "Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Louisiana."
April 6, 2018

Bills Seek To Reduce Deadly Uses-Of-Force And Increase Police Transparency After Stephon Clark Shooting

WitnessLA article by Taylor Walker with California bill updates on criminal and juvenile justice reform efforts in the state, with reference to HIP's January 2017 report, "Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful."
March 25, 2018

Canady: Join the Raise the Age campaign in the name of health

Lansing State Journal op-ed by Renee Canady on Michigan's adult prosecution of 17-year olds as a public health issue, referencing HIP's November 2017 report "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
March 6, 2018

Operation Restoration and Human Impact Partners releasing report on “Primary Caretakers” bill

BRproud article by Michael Scheidt on the press conference to release "Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Louisiana."
March 5, 2018

Keeping Youth Out of the Juvenile Justice System: Creating Policy and System Change

Spark Policy Institute blog post by Lauren Gase and Taylor Schooley on public health solutions to juvenile justice issues, highlighting efforts across the country including HIP's November 2017 report, "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
March 3, 2018

‘Ounce of Prevention’ conference focuses on healthier communities

MassLive article by Anne-Gerard Flynn on the upcoming "Ounce of Prevention" conference, where our own Kim Gilhuly, Director of the Health Instead of Punishment Program at HIP, will be leading a workshop on the role of public health in addressing mass incarceration.
February 16, 2018

Ending DACA Has Created A Looming Public Health Crisis

Huffington Post article by Paul J. Fleming and William D. Lopez on the detrimental health impacts of the immigration enforcement system in the U.S. within the context of potentially ending the DACA program, citing our 2013 Family Unity, Family Health report.
February 5, 2018

Amid broader view of forces shaping health, access to credit and savings plays a key role

Center for Health Journalism article by Suzanne Bohan on the health impacts of financial instability and the chronic stress related to it, citing our 2016 payday lending HIA report.
February 1, 2018

Power: The Most Fundamental Cause of Health Inequity?

Health Affairs Blog post by Marjory Givens, David Kindig, Paula Tran Inzeo, and Victoria Faust on the need to address power as a determinant of health in research and in relationship with community organizers, with a shout out to Public Health Awakened. 
January 27, 2018

JeffCo health is working to fix community inequities by fixing themselves first

The Denver Post article by Danika Worthington highlighting health equity work by Jefferson County Public Health, with a quote by our Co-Director, Lili Farhang, on the importance of addressing the causes of the causes of health inequities.