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February 16, 2018

Ending DACA Has Created A Looming Public Health Crisis

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.
February 5, 2018

Amid broader view of forces shaping health, access to credit and savings plays a key role

Center for Health Journalism article by Suzanne Bohan on the health impacts of financial instability and the chronic stress related to it, citing our 2016 payday lending HIA report.
February 1, 2018

Power: The Most Fundamental Cause of Health Inequity?

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. 
January 27, 2018

JeffCo health is working to fix community inequities by fixing themselves first

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.
January 24, 2018

2017 Wasn’t All Bad…Some Reasons for Optimism

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.
January 10, 2018

Open Call for Rapid-Response Health Impacts Research

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 […]
January 8, 2018

I was 15, and I turned my life around

|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 […]
January 2, 2018

Should Police Violence Be Viewed as a Public Health Issue?

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.
November 27, 2017

National study to focus on juvenile car theft epidemic in Pinellas

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.
November 21, 2017

Police violence is a public health issue, but not according to APHA’s Governing Council

| 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 […]
November 21, 2017

What It Feels Like to Be Kept in Los Angeles Prisons When You’re a Teen

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange article by Karina Saidi on how teenagers experience incarceration, referencing HIP's 2017 Juvenile InJustice Health Impact Assessment research.
November 16, 2017

Changing the ‘tough on crime’ narrative

| 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 […]
November 13, 2017

¿Podría decirse que hoy en día existe ‘apartheid’ en Los Ángeles?

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.
November 10, 2017

El futuro de los hijos de los TPSianos bajo fuego; ¿qué pasará con estos niños?

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.
November 7, 2017

Los Angeles is quickly becoming a place exclusively for the white and rich

The Knock article by Jacob Woocher on housing issues in LA, with a reference to HIP's 2015 Health Impact Assessment of the proposed Reef development project in South Central Los Angeles.
November 5, 2017

#TaxesAreGood for public health

Public Health Newswire post on the Public Health Awakened #TaxesAreGood campaign at the APHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
November 3, 2017

Take Action! #TaxesAreGood for Health

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 […]
October 26, 2017

I left whole, I returned in pieces

| 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 […]
October 23, 2017

‘Bad Boys’ no more: Juvenile arrests decrease, report says

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).
September 28, 2017

Panel on women’s rights in prisons comes to UMass

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.
September 27, 2017

Grassroots Bus Service Brings Healing Touch To Inmates And Families

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.
September 24, 2017

Plan calls for keeping primary guardians out of prison in nonviolent cases

Boston Globe article by Laura Crimaldi covering Massachusetts legislation related to our September 2017 report, Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Massachusetts.
August 28, 2017

Public Health, Juvenile Justice System Reformers Are on Common Ground

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.
August 21, 2017
Pamela Chomba at Netroots Nation 2017

Finding inspiration at Netroots Nation

| 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 […]
August 16, 2017

Let’s Stand with Charlottesville

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.
July 14, 2017

Pediatrician: Fearing ICE, immigrant parents ‘are preventing children from getting medical care’

DailyKos article by Gabe Ortíz on the health impacts of families living in fear of deportation, with data points from our 2013 report Family Unity, Family Health. 
July 12, 2017
Icons of strategic practices for health equity

New Resource Helps Health Departments Build Power for Health Equity

| 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 […]
June 26, 2017
MA Legislature

Notes from the Field: Should We Lock Up Parents of Young Children?

| 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 […]
June 19, 2017

Past and Present Racial Wealth Imbalances Don’t Have to Tell Our Future

| 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 […]
June 14, 2017

Once Prisoners, Now Justice Reform Advocates

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.