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August 1, 2018

CITY OF EVANSTON: Evanston Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith Completes Health Equity Fellowship

North Cook News press release publication on Evonda Thomas-Smith's completion of HIP's Health Equity Awakened Leadership Institute.
July 20, 2018

3 Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Implications for Health Equity

HIP blog post by Sari Bilick, Logan R. Harris, and Sukhdip Purewal Boparai on the health equity implications of recent Supreme Court decisions.
July 9, 2018

The Attack on Families Goes Beyond Detention and Deportation

HIP blog post by Paul J. Fleming and William D. Lopez on the parallel nature of immigration and criminal justice policies that lead to unnecessary family separation among marginalized communities.
June 28, 2018

HIP featured in Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment Journal

The Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) published Volume 3, Issue 1 in June 2018. The issue includes a review of the Health Equity Guide by Human Impact Partners, among other articles by members of the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment.
June 11, 2018

Rallying Against Family Separation in Our Communities

HIP blog post by Maribel Sierra, on attending the #FamiliesBelongTogether National Day of Action event in Oakland on June 1, 2018.
May 29, 2018

Discovering the Spectrum of Values in the Public Health Workforce

deBeaumont Foundation blog post by Lizzie Corcoran on how public health workers can and must show up with values to advance population health.
May 21, 2018
2018-2019 Fellows

Announcing the 2018-2019 Health Equity Awakened Leadership Institute Fellows

Welcome 2018-2019 Health Equity Awakened Leadership Fellows We’re excited to announce our newest Health Equity Awakened Leadership Fellows! Over the course of the 12-month program, HIP’s Leadership Institute will curate space for these leaders to dive deeply into strategies that advance racial and social justice in public health, data-driven framing, […]
May 20, 2018

California Assembly District 15 candidates talk at forum on health equity

The Daily Californian article by Sakura Cannestra on a candidate forum co-hosted by HIP, BARHII, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the Public Health Justice Collective.
May 9, 2018

Missouri must ‘Raise the Age’ for juveniles to be prosecuted as adults

The St. Louis American article by jusTizz on Missouri's efforts to change state law to charge 17-year olds as juveniles, referencing HIP's November 2017 report, "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
May 3, 2018

Listen, Love, and Build Power: 3 Things I Learned at the Equity Summit

HIP blog post by Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, on her takeaways from PolicyLink's Equity Summit in Chicago.
May 3, 2018

Paid Family Leave survey

Los Angeles Sentinel article by Charlene Muhammad, on a research project of The California Work and Family Coalition and HIP, to uncover the health and equity impacts of paid family leave policies for people who work and care for a loved one.
May 3, 2018

Countering the Effects of Trump’s Immigration Policies in Schools

Center for American Progress article by Caroline Scown, on the impacts of the Trump administration's immigration policy agenda to education and equity, with reference to HIP's June 2013 report, "Family Unity, Family Health."
May 1, 2018

Joyce Foundation awards $14.2 million in grants to reduce gun violence, broaden educational and economic opportunity, achieve cleaner air and water in Great Lakes

Longview News-Journal article via PR Newswire on new Joyce Foundation grants, including HIP's funding to conduct a health and equity analysis of policies to prevent lead exposure in drinking water.
April 27, 2018

Gainesville residents raise money to bring deported father, husband back home

The Alligator article by Amanda Rosa on a deportation case in Florida, referencing HIP's June 2013 report, "Family Unity, Family Health."
April 25, 2018

Letters: Bill would help rehabilitation

Baton Rouge The Advocate letter by Dr. Eric Griggs in support of Louisiana's House Bill 264 (Primary Caretaker bill), referencing HIP's March 2018 report, "Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Louisiana."
April 18, 2018

Centering Power: The Leading Edge in Health Equity Philanthropy

Originally published as a blog post for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, our own Lili lists HIP's recommendations for philanthropic organizations to advance health equity.
April 16, 2018

6 Pro-Tips from Health Equity Champions

HIP blog post by Megan Gaydos, highlighting recommendations to advance health equity discussed during the Health Equity Guide's "Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments Webinar Series."
April 6, 2018

Bills Seek To Reduce Deadly Uses-Of-Force And Increase Police Transparency After Stephon Clark Shooting

WitnessLA article by Taylor Walker with California bill updates on criminal and juvenile justice reform efforts in the state, with reference to HIP's January 2017 report, "Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful."
March 27, 2018

Work at HIP: We’re Looking for an Operations Director!

HIP is hiring an Operations Director. The Operations Director will be responsible for overseeing HIP's operational systems in support of our mission. This includes leading all human resources, finances, and our internal equity-focused organizational development.
March 25, 2018

Canady: Join the Raise the Age campaign in the name of health

Lansing State Journal op-ed by Renee Canady on Michigan's adult prosecution of 17-year olds as a public health issue, referencing HIP's November 2017 report "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
March 12, 2018

What You Need to Know About Census 2020 and Equity

HIP blog post by Sari Bilick and Jonatha Heller, highlighting three things we're tracking, as Census 2020 shapes up, that could jeopardize health and equity
March 6, 2018

New Research on Public Health Benefits of Community-Based Sentencing for Parents in Louisiana

| Press Release | Human Impact Partners and Operation Restoration release report on the public health benefits of community-based sentencing for parents in Louisiana. One in 12 children in Louisiana have had an incarcerated parent. Human Impact Partners joined up with Operation Restoration to assess the health and equity impacts of […]
March 6, 2018

Operation Restoration and Human Impact Partners releasing report on “Primary Caretakers” bill

BRproud article by Michael Scheidt on the press conference to release "Keeping Kids and Parents Together: A Healthier Approach to Sentencing in Louisiana."
March 5, 2018

Using HIA as a Tool to Dismantle Infant Mortality Inequities in Ohio

| By Amy Bush Stevens, Health Policy Institute of Ohio | At the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, we’re committed to pushing for a health policy agenda that takes into consideration all the factors beyond medical care that shape our health. Over the past few years, we’ve been filling our […]
March 5, 2018

Keeping Youth Out of the Juvenile Justice System: Creating Policy and System Change

Spark Policy Institute blog post by Lauren Gase and Taylor Schooley on public health solutions to juvenile justice issues, highlighting efforts across the country including HIP's November 2017 report, "Raise the Age: Protecting Kids and Enhancing Public Safety in Michigan."
March 3, 2018

‘Ounce of Prevention’ conference focuses on healthier communities

MassLive article by Anne-Gerard Flynn on the upcoming "Ounce of Prevention" conference, where our own Kim Gilhuly, Director of the Health Instead of Punishment Program at HIP, will be leading a workshop on the role of public health in addressing mass incarceration.
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.