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.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy blog post by Lisa Ranghelli lifting up the bright spots of equity and justice work in 2017, including HIP health equity work with public health departments.
Human Impact Partners has funding from the Health Impact Project (a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts) to partner with grassroots community organizing groups on rapid-response health impacts research in support of an active issue campaign. Examples of our health impacts research are available […]
|By Andrew Kruszewski, Introduction by Celia Harris | This post is part of our Human Impact Stories Series (HISS!), where we thread together the narratives of folks’ experiences with the institutional practices and policies that greatly determine health. I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Kruszewski for our research report […]
KQED article by Audrey Garces on the case for police violence as a public health issue, with references to HIP's Public Health Awakened work and our 2015 Stress on the Streets Health Impact Assessment research.
Tampa Bay Times article by Lisa Gartner and Zachary T. Sampson about the start of a new study hoping to stop juvenile auto theft, referencing HIP's role in the study and Health Instead of Punishment Program.
| 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.