March 19, 2015

An Uncomfortable Truth – Our Failure to Address Racism

This blog article is a re-post of an open letter to the public from Dr. Muntu Davis, who is the Health Officer and Director for Alameda County Public Health Department in California. Dr. Davis offers the kind of public health leadership we love, linking common health issues with their social […]
February 13, 2015

HIP Interns: Where Are They Now?

| By Celia Harris | As we launched our search for a summer 2015 intern, we did a little reflecting on the wonderful interns we have had over the last seven years, and the important contributions they have made to our organization. We wondered: Where are they now? How have […]
February 10, 2015

Compassion for Individuals or Working to Change the System?

| By Lili Farhang | Two recent stories about people’s generosity toward strangers moved me deeply – but also got me thinking about the gap between our willingness to help individuals and the need to address the roots of our society’s problems. In Detroit, the Free Press featured the determination […]
January 26, 2015

Organizing the Narrative for Health Equity: Minnesota Department of Health Leads with Race

| By Evan Bissell, Catherine Harrison and Susie Levy | UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Department of City & Regional Planning For more information about the basis of this post, visit our web-based narrative. Health agencies across the country are working to develop leadership in advancing health equity. […]
January 12, 2015

Using an Inside-Outside Strategy to Build Power and Advance Equity

| By Jonathan Heller | HIP recently started the Public Health and Equity Cohort, a group of twelve emerging leaders from public health agencies around the country who are coming together to build their leadership to advance equity within their departments. In developing the 15-month curriculum for the Cohort, we […]