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April 15, 2021

Tax Day: What’s Health Equity Got to Do With It?

Blog post by HIP's Senior Public Health Organizer Sari Bilick and Health Instead of Punishment Director Amber Akemi Piatt on how taxes can support the collective good by investing in health-promoting policies, and shifting our resources away from systems that perpetuate harm.
April 14, 2021

New Resource: California Local Health Department Actions for Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19

With support from the California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity, we created this resource with recommendations and actions that local health departments can take to protect worker health and safety during COVID-19 and beyond.
April 13, 2021

Advocacy groups launch campaign in Washington, D.C. calling for paid family leave

The Hill article by Julia Manchester spotlights a new campaign led by Paid Family Leave in partnership with organizations including HIP aimed at pushing Congress to pass paid family leave legislation as part of the $20 million Care Can't Wait campaign. The campaign,
April 7, 2021

Join us for two webinars on the health benefits of police-free schools

We're excited to share two opportunities to learn more about the health benefits of police-free schools, with webinars on 4/13 and 4/20 building on our latest Health Instead of Punishment research centering the perspectives of students on ways to best support their health, safety, and learning at school.
April 6, 2021

How to protect privacy & public health in COVID-19

Othering & Belonging Institute blog post by HIP Senior Research Associate Christine Mitchell traces the inequitable history of privacy violations in public health campaigns to current issues in COVID-19 contact tracing, and offers ways to benefit from public health measures while protecting the privacy of vulnerable and impacted communities.
April 6, 2021

ENACT Day 2021 – Join us on April 30 for California Health Equity Advocacy Day!

Dedicated to health equity in California? Want to build your advocacy skills? Register to participate in ENACT Day 2021 and take action to build skills and advance policies that support our communities' health.
March 30, 2021

✨NEW Research: Police-Free Schools for Student Health & Wellbeing

Galvanized by the nationwide movement for Black liberation and years of Black-led organizing, Fresno residents have been calling on Fresno Unified School District to remove police from school campuses. Today, we're releasing brand new research in partnership with Fresno Barrios Unidos on the transformative public health benefits of divesting from school policing, and investing in student health and wellbeing.
March 3, 2021

What Happens When 10 Million Tenants Can’t Make Rent?

New York Times OpEd by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and H. Jacob Carlson, featuring our Health, Healing and Housing report in partnership with Chainbreaker Collective on the health impacts of the housing affordability crisis.
February 22, 2021

Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening

New York Times Magazine article by Erika Hayasaki on Amazon warehouse workers organizing for labor and health protections in response to the e-commerce giant's unsafe workplace policies, featuring our partners at the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC).
February 18, 2021

Health Equity Now: A Federal Policy Platform to Advance Public Health

View our cross-sector federal policy platform that highlights the demands of communities, movements, and public health organizations across the country for bold, immediate, and systems-focused action to advance collective health. This platform compiles the policy solutions to create economic security, housing justice, community safety, and a strong public health infrastructure—along with ways to take action.
February 18, 2021

Shifting the Framework for Public Health

Blog post by HIP Co-Director Solange Gould on the need for bold, transformative, and collective narratives about the purpose, power, and strategies of public health.
February 12, 2021

Heart-Centered Practice: Embodying a Racial Justice Framework

Blog post by Co-Director Lili Farhang, sharing reflections on how practicing HIP's core value of 'Centering the Heart' informs our racial justice framework.
February 8, 2021

Work with HIP: Seeking a Communications & Advocacy Intern for Summer 2021!

Looking for a summer opportunity to build your communications and advocacy skills to advance health equity and racial justice? HIP is accepting applications for a full-time summer Communications and Advocacy Intern — apply by March 8, 2021!
February 4, 2021

Eviction Moratorium Is Not Enough: 200+ Groups Demand Rent Cancellation, Debt Relief

Common Dreams article by Andrea Germanos highlights an ad in USA Today sponsored by a broad coalition of national and local groups including HIP, calling on the White House and members of Congress to cancel rent and enact housing debt forgiveness to avert an eviction crisis and save lives.
January 25, 2021

How Health Departments Can Address the Harms of Incarceration During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic—and the surge of cases and deaths in jails, prisons, and immigrant detention centers—has laid bare the urgent need for decarceration as a public health strategy. This resource includes 8 recommendations and specific actions health departments can take to address the harms of incarceration.
January 23, 2021

Alabama Amazon Workers to Vote on Union in Midst of Warehouse Health Care Crisis

Random Lengths News article by Mark Friedman highlights Amazon workers' efforts to unionize for labor protections, featuring findings from our recent report with Warehouse Worker Resource Center on how Amazon's workplace policies harm worker health.
January 21, 2021

Workplace surveillance harms essential workers

Othering & Belonging Institute blog post by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez highlights our research on the impacts of workplace surveillance at companies including Amazon, Lyft, and Uber, where surveillance emerges as a key culprit in pushing workers into mental and physical health distress.
January 14, 2021

NEW- Research reveals Amazon’s hidden public health crisis

Our new research in partnership with Warehouse Worker Resource Center reveals the physical and mental health impacts of Amazon's inhumane quota and surveillance systems on warehouse workers and delivery drivers, and offers urgent steps policymakers can take to protect public health and worker safety.
January 13, 2021

Hundreds of COVID-19 Cases at Santa Rita Jail

Davis Vanguard article by Carlin Ross recaps Decarcerate Alameda County's press conference about ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at Santa Rita Jail, featuring HIP's Amber Akemi Piatt on the continued public health crises of incarceration and policing.
January 6, 2021

Health equity highlights from 2020 plus new research, tools, and organizing for the year ahead!

Read up for all the latest health equity highlights from HIP, plus new research, tools, capacity building updates, and organizing for the year ahead!
January 6, 2021

Things we read, watched, listened to, and laughed at that carried us through last year

With 2020 behind us, and a long road to health equity ahead, HIP staff reflect on a few of the things that moved us and got us through last year.
January 4, 2021

New! Equity Lens Tool and webinar on COVID-19 response

Check out our new Equity Lens Tool developed in partnership with Big Cities Health Coalition for centering equity in COVID-19 planning, response, and recovery decision making—and join us on January 11 for a launch webinar to learn more!
December 30, 2020

Last chance! Help us reach our year-end goal

Tomorrow is the last day to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal! We hope you'll consider making a contribution to help us continue building public health power for equity and justice into 2021 and beyond.
December 21, 2020

Toward collective liberation, even on the darkest of days

This winter solstice, we invite you to deepen your commitments to collective liberation and help us strengthen and sustain our continued work to build health instead of punishment into the coming year.
December 18, 2020

Health Over Punishment: Organizing Efforts to Stop ICE Transfers in California and Beyond

KCET Power & Health article by our Health Instead of Punishment Director Amber Akemi Piatt and Yadira Sanchez, on the power of coalition building and community organizing for health equity, and how organizers and immigrants in California have created community defense campaigns rooted in love, resistance, and interdependence—to keep each other safe.
December 17, 2020

Rising rents, stagnant wages leave many Colorado tenants struggling to meet basic needs

Colorado Newsline article by Moe Clark highlights findings from our report, "Stable Homes, Healthy Communities" on the inequitable impacts of the rental affordability crisis, and the need to repeal Colorado’s ban on rental stabilization policies to promote community health. The survey showed how cost burdens are not evenly distributed among all renters. Historic and ongoing housing discrimination and persistent income inequities mean that Black and Latinx households are more likely to rent their homes and to spend a larger portion of their incomes on housing costs.
December 17, 2020

Coloradans already struggling to afford housing say coronavirus has made their situation worse

Colorado Sun article by Thy Vo spotlights findings from our report, "Stable Homes, Healthy Communities" on how the worsening rental affordability crisis in Colorado harms health, and forces renters—particularly low-income and people of color communities—to cut back on food and health care to stay in their homes.
December 7, 2020

Join us on 12/15 for a National Briefing on COVID-19 and the Eviction Crisis

With the CDC's eviction moratorium set to expire on December 31st, an estimated 40 million people are facing eviction. Join us on 12/15 for a National Briefing on COVID-19 and the Eviction Crisis, with the Right to the City Alliance and Working Families Party, featuring leading voices from the public health, legal, and housing justice sectors.
November 24, 2020

💚Two Words We Don’t Say Enough

In this year of so many challenges and outrages, we want to take a moment to appreciate you. We thank you, and invite you to take the next step with us; we would be so honored if you’d add HIP to your holiday giving list this year, and help us raise the funds we need to advance health equity in 2021 and beyond.
November 11, 2020

Feel All the Feelings to Fuel the Work Ahead

We're sharing our thoughts, and the imperative to continue the work—post-election.