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March 27, 2020

‘Lot of fear’: Coronavirus pandemic compounds dire situation for poor Americans

ABCNews article by Bill Hutchinson featuring HIP co-director Lili Farhang discussing the compounding economic concerns as a result of COVID-19 and its implications for health, especially for low-income community members.
March 26, 2020
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Here’s How to Ensure California’s Paid Family Leave is Available to All Workers

Blog post by Sukhdip Purewal Boparai on recommendations from HIP's research in 2018 with The Work & Family Coalition, to ensure that California's Paid Family Leave is offered equitably to all workers.
March 26, 2020

As COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent

Ella Baker Center Emergency Press Release on The San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) demanding decarceration in Alameda County to protect the health of community members, in response to a nurse testing positive for COVID-19 in Santa Rita Jail.
March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: ICE requests 45,000 N95 masks despite dangerous shortage in U.S. hospitals

SF Chronicle article by Tatiana Sanchez on ICE's request for 45,000 N95 masks in spite of the hazardous shortage of masks and other PPE in US hospitals, featuring HIP2 director Amber Akemi Piatt.
March 20, 2020

50+ organizations demand San Francisco release people from jails to mitigate COVID-19 spread

San Francisco Bay View article by Mohamed Shehk from the No New SF Jail Coalition about demands by over 50 service, legal, and community organizations for decarceration in the face of COVID-19 to protect health, referencing HIP's 2020 report "Liberating Our Health: Ending the Harms of Pretrial Incarceration and Money Bail."
March 14, 2020
Action shot of Amber Akemi Piatt at a Close The Camps Rally in August 2019.

Taking Action for Health, Justice, and Belonging in the Age of COVID-19

The Health Instead of Punishment Program Team speaks out on the need to take action for health, justice, and belonging in the age of COVID-19.
March 12, 2020
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HIP is looking for a Communications Director

Human Impact Partners is looking for a Communications Director. Applications due by 4:00 pm PT, April 2, 2020.
March 11, 2020

Low-Income Communities Are Most at Risk from Coronavirus Outbreak

Spotlight on Poverty Commentary by Lili Farhang on the intersection between economic security, the novel coronavirus, and health equity.
March 8, 2020

Paid sick leave is a public health policy

The Hill OpEd by Keshia M. Pollack about the urgent need for paid sick leave to support health equity as well as curtail the spread of COVID-19.
March 3, 2020

Snippets of health equity in 2020: HIP research, advocacy, org updates and more

What you'll find in this issue: our newest research publications, highlights from capacity building work across the nation, advocacy updates, and a welcome to our new Co-Director, Solange Gould.
March 2, 2020

Home, Health Go Hand In Hand, According To Policy Group’s Report

Wisconsin Public Radio article by Shamane Mills about the importance of affordable, quality, and stable housing for creating healthy families and communities in Wisconsin, referencing HIP's 2020 report in collaboration with Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, "Home Is Where Our Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond."
March 2, 2020

No Free Parking: Monopoly as a Metaphor for Exploring Racial Inequity

Blog post by Manuel Carmona, City of Pasadena Public Health Department about using Monopoly as a tool to explain racial inequity.
February 25, 2020

Another dubious rubber stamp for a dangerous East Bay jail

SF Chronicle OpEd by Christine Mitchell about the indefensible conclusions come to by the American Correctional Association’s latest audit of Santa Rita Jail.
February 20, 2020

Think tank offers housing recommendations to improve community health

The Cap Times article by Abigail Becker about the solutions to housing affordability, quality, and stability issues in Milwaukee and state-wide on health, referencing HIP's 2020 report in collaboration with Community Advocates Public Policy Institute , "Home Is Where Our Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond."
February 18, 2020

4 Lessons Learned from Public Health and Community Organizer Partnerships

HIP blog post by Sari Bilick about four key takeaways from HIP's experience with community organizing group and local health department partnerships.
February 18, 2020

Home is where the heart is — and lungs, and mind, too

Wisconsin Examiner article by Erik Gunn about the implications of improving housing affordability, quality, and stability, in Milwaukee and state-wide on health, referencing HIP's 2020 report in collaboration with Community Advocates Public Policy Institute , "Home Is Where Our Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond."
February 18, 2020

Home is Where Our Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond

Research report in collaboration with Community Advocates Public Policy Institute in Milwaukee to examining how the affordability, quality, and stability of housing affect the health of renters, and developing policy recommendations that will improve housing, health, and equity for renters in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin.
February 4, 2020

NEW research! Liberating Our Health: Ending the Harms of Pretrial Incarceration and Money Bail

Research report examining the harms of pretrial incarceration and money bail on health and equity through 6 pathways: economic insecurity, loss of employment, loss of housing, conditions of confinement, inadequate healthcare, and loss of social support and community cohesion.
February 3, 2020

Summer 2020 Graduate Research Intern Position

Human Impact Partners is looking for a Graduate Research Intern for summer 2020! The person filling this role will help support HIP research initiatives through analyzing data using quantitative and qualitative research methods, writing up research findings for reports, issue and policy briefs, and more. Applications due by March 2, 2020.
January 21, 2020

From Our Health Instead of Punishment Team: How Our Vision Guides Our Language

HIP blog post by Christine Mitchell on the importance of language in fighting injustice in the criminal legal system and Health Instead of Punishment's new vision.
January 7, 2020
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Meet Our New Co-Director

We are writing with the exciting news that Solange Gould will join Lili as Co-Director of Human Impact Partners in February 2020. We are delighted to bring Solange's vision, experience, care, and values to our team at HIP.
December 24, 2019
Participants from Public Health Awakened's first national organizing training in October 2019. Large group of people raising their hands in action.

Closing out 2019, ready for 2020 and beyond!

What you'll find in this issue: our newest research out of Florida, the latest in our organizing work with public health practitioners, highlights from work across California to advance equity, advocacy updates, and saying good bye to our co-founder and co-director Jonathan Heller.
December 16, 2019

Share what you can to help us get stronger in 2020

If you believe public health can do better to achieve health equity, if  you believe public health can be a better partner in moving structural reforms that create barriers for so many — share what you can today to help us be even stronger in 2020.
December 12, 2019
Cover page of the Our Homes, Our Health report with images of manufactured home communities and Margie, a FL resident and community leader.

*NEW* Research — Our Homes, Our Health: Ensuring Climate and Housing Justice for Florida’s Manufactured Home Communities

Research report in partnership with Manufactured Housing Action (MHAction), revealing intersecting threats — of exploitative community owner practices, destructive climate disasters, and ineffective disaster recovery programs — to the health and well-being of Florida’s manufactured home community residents.
December 3, 2019
Photo of Jonathan Heller with a quote asking for financial contributions to HIP.

Goodbye for now, thank you, and a final request

Friday is my last day at Human Impact Partners. After 14 years, I’ll be leaving HIP in the incredibly capable hands of the HIP team: my long-time co-leader and thought partner, Lili Farhang, our dedicated Board, and HIP’s amazing staff...
November 15, 2019

Make a Year-End Gift to HIP!

We are excited to learn and change, and we need you with us. Please make a year-end gift and invest in HIP’s journey — our journey.
October 29, 2019

All Things HIP in Philadelphia at APHA Annual 2019

The Human Impact Partners team heads to APHA this weekend, and Tuesday is a bonanza of opportunities to hear about our work and meet up with us. We look forward to centering health equity and justice together with you in Philly!
October 10, 2019

Senate panel passes bills to try 17-year-olds as juveniles in crimes

Bridge article by Riley Beggin about Michigan's move to change the age of which criminal defendants are considered adult from 17 to 18, referencing HIP's 2017 report, "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
October 7, 2019

A Link to the Future

Palm Springs Life article by Maggie Downs on the push to construct the CV Link referencing HIP's 2015 report, "CV/Link: Connecting the Coachella Valley, Health Impact Assessment."
October 3, 2019

Legislative advocacy updates, save the date for happy hour at APHA, new blog posts, and more quarterly HIP updates

What you'll find in this issue: exciting legislative updates from California, upcoming opportunities to plug into Public Health Awakened, our latest blog posts, Alameda County job opportunities, and much more.