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June 22, 2021
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Health Equity Tip: Establish Community Engagement Guidelines that Advance Power Sharing

HIP Blog post by Megan Gaydos, Ana Tellez, and Raina Wellman revisiting one of our Health Equity Tips to uplift the way community power is a big slice of the pie when it comes to health equity work.
June 3, 2021
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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.
June 2, 2021
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Activist to Board: Walmart Employees Worked in Fear During Pandemic

Newsmax article by Charles Kim on workers' efforts to push Walmart to institute a workers' council following the retail giant's failure to provide employees with an accessible paid sick time policy.
June 2, 2021
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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.
May 26, 2021

Expand the Vote, Advance Health Equity

Blog post by HIP Research Associate Martha Ockenfels-Martinez on how expanding access to, and strengthening support for full voter engagement is key for our collective health.
May 26, 2021

HIP Quarterly Newsletter: All the latest health equity highlights, research, and resources!

Catch up on all the latest highlights from HIP with our quarterly roundup of our most recent research, advocacy, capacity building updates, and health equity news!
May 24, 2021

HIP is seeking an Operations Associate!

Can you help us find a passionate new Operations Associate to help strengthen internal operations for our growing team? Apply by June 3, 2021!
May 4, 2021

🔎HIP is looking for a Communications Associate!

We're hiring! HIP is looking for a Communications Associate who is deeply committed to leveraging strategic communications to advance racial justice and health equity.
May 2, 2021
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Preparing for an eviction tidal wave

Albuquerque Journal editorial by AJ North Editorial Board highlights findings from our report in partnership with Chainbreaker Collective on the health impacts of the evictions crisis in Santa Fe, NM, and the urgent need to strengthen renter protections.
April 29, 2021
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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 21, 2021

*NEW* Research examines successes and failures of COVID-19 eviction moratoria in Santa Fe

This brief is the second in a series of three created in partnership with Chainbreaker Collective to examine the context, scale, and public health impacts of the COVID-19 era eviction crisis on renters in Santa Fe.
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 15, 2021
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Tax Day: What’s Health Equity Got to Do With It?

Blog post by HIP's Senior Public Health Organizer Sari Bilick and Health Instead of Punishment Director Amber Akemi Piatt on how taxes can support the collective good by investing in health-promoting policies, and shifting our resources away from systems that perpetuate harm.
April 14, 2021

New Resource: California Local Health Department Actions for Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19

With support from the California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity, we created this resource with recommendations and actions that local health departments can take to protect worker health and safety during COVID-19 and beyond.
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 7, 2021

Join us for two webinars on the health benefits of police-free schools

We're excited to share two opportunities to learn more about the health benefits of police-free schools, with webinars on 4/13 and 4/20 building on our latest Health Instead of Punishment research centering the perspectives of students on ways to best support their health, safety, and learning at school.
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.
April 6, 2021

ENACT Day 2021 – Join us on April 30 for California Health Equity Advocacy Day!

Dedicated to health equity in California? Want to build your advocacy skills? Register to participate in ENACT Day 2021 and take action to build skills and advance policies that support our communities' health.
March 30, 2021

✨NEW Research: Police-Free Schools for Student Health & Wellbeing

Galvanized by the nationwide movement for Black liberation and years of Black-led organizing, Fresno residents have been calling on Fresno Unified School District to remove police from school campuses. Today, we're releasing brand new research in partnership with Fresno Barrios Unidos on the transformative public health benefits of divesting from school policing, and investing in student health and wellbeing.
March 3, 2021

What Happens When 10 Million Tenants Can’t Make Rent?

New York Times OpEd by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and H. Jacob Carlson, featuring our Health, Healing and Housing report in partnership with Chainbreaker Collective on the health impacts of the housing affordability crisis.
February 22, 2021
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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 18, 2021
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Health Equity Now: A Federal Policy Platform to Advance Public Health

View our cross-sector federal policy platform that highlights the demands of communities, movements, and public health organizations across the country for bold, immediate, and systems-focused action to advance collective health. This platform compiles the policy solutions to create economic security, housing justice, community safety, and a strong public health infrastructure—along with ways to take action.
February 18, 2021
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Shifting the Framework for Public Health

Blog post by HIP Co-Director Solange Gould on the need for bold, transformative, and collective narratives about the purpose, power, and strategies of public health.
February 12, 2021
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Heart-Centered Practice: Embodying a Racial Justice Framework

Blog post by Co-Director Lili Farhang, sharing reflections on how practicing HIP's core value of 'Centering the Heart' informs our racial justice framework.
February 8, 2021
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Work with HIP: Seeking a Communications & Advocacy Intern for Summer 2021!

Looking for a summer opportunity to build your communications and advocacy skills to advance health equity and racial justice? HIP is accepting applications for a full-time summer Communications and Advocacy Intern — apply by March 8, 2021!
February 4, 2021
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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 25, 2021
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How Health Departments Can Address the Harms of Incarceration During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic—and the surge of cases and deaths in jails, prisons, and immigrant detention centers—has laid bare the urgent need for decarceration as a public health strategy. This resource includes 8 recommendations and specific actions health departments can take to address the harms of incarceration.
January 23, 2021
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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.