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June 26, 2020

Reflections on Adopting a Racial Justice Framework for Human Impact Partners

Reflections from our Co-Director Lili Farhang on developing a racial justice framework with underlying ideas, principles, and practices to deepen our approach to racial justice.
June 24, 2020

Event: Join us on 7/8 for Policing as a Public Health Issue – Diving Deeper into Police Abolition

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.
June 10, 2020

HIP Happenings: COVID-19 response, advocacy for housing justice, defunding the police, etc

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.
June 10, 2020

Seizing the Moment: Policy Advocacy to End Mass Incarceration in the Time of COVID-19

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.
June 8, 2020

Time is now to invest in public health infrastructure

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.
June 3, 2020

Alameda County should create a budget that shows black lives matter

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.
June 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter — HIP Statement

HIP statement in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
May 18, 2020
Photo of young man at the end of a trail, looking out into the distance of sky and mountains on a clear day.

Ready to Imagine Another World

Introductory blog post by Solange Gould, HIP's new Co-Director.
May 14, 2020

Ockenfels-Martinez: Abandoning essential workers is a public health issue

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."
May 4, 2020

The Public Health Risks of Jailing People for Poverty

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."
April 9, 2020

Activists call for Santa Rita Jail inmates to be released

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.
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
Photo of 5-month old baby sitting on a woman's lap at a desk with a laptop. Baby is facing towards the laptop, with her hands near the keyboard.

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.