Check out our 2020 Election Special for actions, tools, and resources to mobilize to defend the vote and advance health equity. Because this election, we have the power to transform the terrain that our collective health depends on.
A healthy democracy is critical for healthy communities, and health departments have a critical role to play to ensure that all communities have a say in the conditions and decisions that impact their lives. Here are five ways health departments can help ensure healthy voting and protect election integrity.
Blog post by Solange Gould, Sophia Simon-Ortiz, and Shannon Tracey on how we're engaging the 2020 election as part of a long-game strategy to cultivate collective health, and harnessing the power of our votes to dismantle systemic oppression.
Talkspace article by Reina Gattuso featuring our Health Instead of Punishment Program Director Amber Akemi Piatt highlights the criminalization of mental illness, as well as the the abolitionist movement to shift resources from incarceration and policing to public health and mental health care.
Public health is on the ballot this November! In our new 2020 California Voter Guide, we're sharing our positions on several key propositions that will have a lasting impact on the health, wellbeing, and equity of our communities.
Blog post by Dr. Christine Mitchell highlights our research on the health impacts of direct transfers from prisons and jails to ICE, including an interview with Lien Pham and Narissa Pham about how their brother Tien's transfer to ICE has impacted them and their loved ones.
What you'll find in this issue: resources for health departments to confront police violence, research on a more equitable model of housing development in Santa Fe and the health harms of ICE transfers, mobilizing to #DefendTheVote4PH, capacity building highlights, HIP's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, and more!
Join us next Tuesday, September 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm for our public health phone bank to talk to your community about the critical need to pass Prop 15 to bring $12 billion per year into California's schools and local services.
SF Examiner OpEd by Senior Research Associate Sukhdip Purewal Boparai about the health harms of direct transfers to ICE, and the urgent need for Governor Gavin Newsom to prioritize the health of all Californians by issuing an executive order that stops direct ICE transfers.
Michigan Daily OpEd by Michigan University School of Public Health Faculty — some of whom are Public Health Awakened members — speaks to the need to address policing as a public health issue, with a focus on college campuses.
Blog post by the Human Impact Partners team on how a fully functioning and funded United States Postal Service is critical for public health, along with actions you can take to support USPS in light of recent threats to service and budget cuts.
Blog post by our Co-Directors Lili Farhang and Solange Gould introducing HIP's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, and sharing our renewed clarity around HIP's mission, vision, values, theory of change, and the impacts we want to have in the world.
Huffington Post article by Tara Golshan featuring HIP's Co-Director Solange Gould on why hundreds of health experts are calling for universal paid family and sick leave as a necessary measure for school reopening.
Border Report news segment by Salvador Rivera, featuring HIP's Health Instead of Punishment director Amber Akemi Piatt, on Thursday's ruling upholding California's ban on for-profit detention centers and prisons in the state.
Desert Sun article by Rebecca Plevin highlights state and local leaders, advocacy groups, and public health experts including HIP's Dr. Christine Mitchell calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop transferring immigrants who have been released from California jails and prisons to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement during COVID-19.
We know that access to stable, safe, and affordable housing is critical for health and well-being. Raise your voice about how important housing justice is for public health and sign our health worker letter today to demand housing protections during and in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic!
Human Impact Partners is excited to host another opportunity for public health practitioners to engage in conversation about policing as a public health issue. Join us on Wednesday, July 8, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET for a deeper look at police abolition as a strategy for health equity.
What you'll find in this issue: resources to advance equity in response to COVID-19, examples of our advocacy and organizing work, an update on our Health Equity Awakened leadership institute, examples of our most recent presentations, and much more.
Health & Behavior article by Meredith Minkler, Joseph Griffin, and Patricia Wakimoto highlighting the HIP Health Instead of Punishment team's policy change tactics and strategies to fight for decarceration during the pandemic.
Capitol Weekly OpEd by Co-Executive Director Lili Farhang about the Schools & Communities First voter initiative and the need for investment in public infrastructure such as healthcare, schools, and housing in this current crisis.
SF Chronicle article by Health Instead of Punishment Director Amber Akemi Piatt calling on Alameda County to reallocate funds from the Sheriff's Office to real solutions for health and safety such as healthcare, housing, and education.
Op-ed by HIP Research Associate Martha Ockenfels-Martinez on the critical need for cities to pass paid sick leave to support worker health, and the role gig companies play in creating barriers to health equity. The op-ed references HIP's 2019 research report, "Driving Away Our Health: The Economic Insecurity of Working for Lyft and Uber."
The Appeal article by Jonathan Ben-Menachem about the ways in which the criminal legal system exacerbates health inequities by criminalizing poverty, featuring HIP's 2020 report "Liberating Our Health: Ending the Harms of Pretrial Incarceration and Money Bail."
Pleasanton Weekly article featuring HIP's Health Instead of Punishment director Amber Akemi-Piatt about demands for release of inmates in Santa Rita jail to protect health as COVID-19 cases increase and the sheriff's response.