| By Sari Bilick | Earlier this month I attended my first American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, joining 12,000 other public health professionals in an overwhelming four days of speakers, panels, networking — and yes, protest! Last year, the APHA Governing Council temporarily passed a policy statement, “Law Enforcement Violence […]
| By Jonathan Heller | Here’s our vision for how a U.S. Attorney General’s op ed could lift up a transformational narrative on crime and justice. Instead, every day, we are bombarded with a particular ‘tough on crime’ narrative: our leaders and the media telling us that crime is rising and […]
La Opinión article on changing demographics and displacement of communities of color in LA, with a reference to HIP's 2015 Health Impact Assessment of the proposed Reef development project in South Central Los Angeles.
Hoy article by Selene Rivera on how children will be affected by changes in U.S. immigration policy, with a reference to HIP's 2013 report to assess how immigration policy impacted the health and well-being of children living in mixed-status families.
Every day in our country, communities accomplish remarkable things using the resources we maintain together. Our roads, our clean air, our public schools, our parks, and our health departments are just a small part of the collective investment — through our taxes — that keeps everyone moving forward. Investments in public goods provide benefits […]
| By Pamela Winn, Introduction by Kim Gilhuly | We are kicking off a semi-regular series to place the human impact stories of our research and advocacy work front and center. In the Human Impact Stories Series (HISS!), we’ll thread together the narratives of folks’ experiences with the institutional practices […]
Florida Politics article by Mitch Perry coverage of recently released "Stepping Up" report, analyzing the use of civil citations as a diversion method to arresting youth in Florida (HIP served on the advisory committee for this study).
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian article by Alvin Buyinza on the "Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform" panel held by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Side Effects, Public Health Personal Stories article by Emily Forman on the positive health impacts of maintaining family bonds while incarcerated, highlighting research findings by HIP and the Ella Baker Center among others.
Op-Ed by Kim Gilhuly published on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange discussing our June 2017 report, Reducing Youth Arrests Keeps Kids
Healthy and Successful: A Health Analysis of Youth Arrest in Michigan.
| By Ana Tellez | I was lucky enough to attend Netroots Nation earlier this month, representing Human Impact Partners at the largest annual gathering of the progressive movement in the US. The conference was headlined by big names like civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former Vice President […]
We condemn the actions of the White supremacists and neo-nazis who gathered and violently attacked peaceful protesters in the name of racism. White supremacy, terrorism, and racial violence contradict our collective vision of a safe and healthy society.
| Press Release | Oakland, CA — After years of struggling to close health disparities, a new movement has taken root: health departments are taking on racial and social justice. Health departments are confronting the power imbalances and forms of oppression at the root of health inequities, changing the conversation about […]
| By Kim Gilhuly | It was 8:00 pm, but people stayed. It was 8:00 pm last Monday night, at the end of a long day hearing 20 bills in Massachusetts Legislature. But people stayed. Teens skipped their normal Monday afternoon and night to speak powerfully — and clearly reached legislators’ ears — about having […]
| By Holly Avey | Earlier this year, I published a post talking about the wealth inequities of proposed federal policies. (Remember: wealth = assets minus debts). Beyond talking about how these changes would heap more money on the rich while starving the poor, we also need to discuss the huge […]
Wisconsin Public Radio article by Gretchen Brown on how EXPO Wisconsin works to end mass Incarceration In Wisconsin and beyond, related to our December 2016 report, Excessive Revocations in Wisconsin: The Health Impacts of Locking People Up without a New Conviction.
| Press Release | Lansing, MI — Human Impact Partners and the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency released companion reports examining both Michigan youth arrests and diversion from formal court involvement. These new research reports add to the growing evidence that juvenile diversion works better than arrest and/or formal court adjudication. […]
|By Jonathan Heller | Last week, I was in Los Angeles for the Advancing Health Equity Awards, and I co-facilitated the workshop that followed the ceremony: Using Inside/Outside Strategies to Advance Health Equity in Partnership with Social Justice Movements. It was incredibly inspiring to see what public health departments around the state are […]
| By Gus Alexander | As a research assistant here at HIP, it was required that I believe research can affect positive change. And I do. I believe that research has a role to play for social justice. Just like the Black Panther Party used research to deconstruct biomedical claims […]
| By Holly Avey | Let’s talk about wealth inequities. The current presidential administration, including the vice president, the chief of staff, and the emerging cabinet, have more wealth than one-third of Americans combined. Concentrated wealth creates concentrated power. And indications suggest that this particular group of very wealthy individuals may be more […]
| By Nancy Krieger, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | Follow the money. This old adage could not be more true now, as applied to the Trump Administration’s budget, released on March 16, 2017.1 This cruel and greedy document (in so many ways) 2–6 savages everything that we in public health and so many others know is necessary for people, […]
| Press Release | This report is part of a collaborative effort between the ACLU of Southern California, Starting Over Inc., Straight Talk Inc., and Human Impact Partners to review the impacts of the local criminal justice system on community health in Riverside County. Riverside, CA — In the face […]