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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.