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Public Health Awakened and The Spirit of 1848 COVID-19 Resources


April 2020 -

Living crowd sourced document with actions and resources related to COVID-19, organized by topic and issue area.


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August 3, 2020

Michigan Chapter Resource: Prosecutor Policies & Health Equity


August 2020 - A fact sheet from the Michigan chapter on how our elected prosecutors can impact the criminal legal system.

July 10, 2020

Michigan Chapter Resource: Divest from Policing and Invest in Community Health


July 2020 - A one-pager from the Michigan chapter to highlight policing as a public health issue in the state of Michigan.

June 11, 2020

Organizing Public Health to Join #BlackLivesMatter Protests


June 2020 - Tips and tools to help you organize a public health contingent at a #BlackLivesMatter protest.

April 24, 2020
Illustration of 4 hands holding onto each other's wrists, interlocking.

Public Health Awakened and The Spirit of 1848 COVID-19 Resources


April 2020 - Living crowd sourced document with actions and resources related to COVID-19, organized by topic and issue area.

April 16, 2020

Decarceration During COVID-19: A Messaging Toolkit


April 2020 - A messaging toolkit developed by Community Justice Exchange and Public Health Awakened on ways to demand decarceration as a public health response to COVID-19.

April 15, 2020

Transforming the Narrative on Taxes


April 2020 - A resource on how to elevate a narrative that taxes can be used for the common good to advance health and equity, including tax narrative, letter to the editor tips, and fact sheet.

April 15, 2020

Tax Day 2020 – #TaxesForHealth Action Toolkit


April 2020 - A toolkit for Tax Day 2020 with a focus on COVID-19. Includes sample social media posts and how to participate in the photovoice and submitting letters to the editor.

April 6, 2020

National Public Health Week 2020 Action Toolkit


April 2020 - A toolkit for National Public Health Week 2020 with a focus on COVID-19. Includes sample social media posts and how to participate in discussion calls and social media actions.

August 24, 2019

Protest signs


August 2019 - Downloadable images to use for protest signs about climate justice, immigrant justice, and criminal justice.

June 27, 2019

Open Letter from Missouri & National Health Workers: Keep St. Louis Planned Parenthood Open


June 2019 - An open letter signed by 352 Missouri and national health workers speaking out against the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ attempts to close the state's last remaining licensed abortion clinic.

June 21, 2019

Proposed HUD Rule on Mixed-Status Families


June 2019 - A messaging action toolkit to advocate against the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposal to prohibit “mixed-status” families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs.

April 15, 2019

#TaxesForHealth Public Health Awakened Social Media Toolkit


April 2019 - A social media toolkit for Tax Day 2019 with sample tweets, hashtags, and graphics advocating for #TaxesforHealth and challenging myths about taxes that perpetuate toxic ideas about individualism and the free market.

April 1, 2019

National Public Health Week 2019 Public Health Awakened Social Media Toolkit


April 2019 - A social media toolkit for National Public Health Week 2019 advocating for SNAP, the Census IDEA Act, the Dream and Promise Act, the Green New Deal, and more.

March 6, 2019
Graphic of a crossroads pointing in 2 marked directions: Inside and outside.

Advocacy for Government Workers (Flowchart)


March 2019 - A flowchart for government public health workers to identify what kind of health equity advocacy they are able to do.

January 16, 2019
Photo of public health practitioners marching with a sign that says, "Health Equity Now: End Police Violence"

Addressing Police Violence As a Public Health Issue: APHA’s New Hard-Won Stance and What Comes Next


January 2019 - HIP blog post by Omid Bagheri and Sari Bilick on APHA's policy statement that lays out law enforcement violence as a public health issue.

January 2, 2019

Public Health Workers Must Join the Struggle for Immigrant Justice


January 2019 - Truthout interview with Lili Farhang and Sari Bilick by Nicole Novak on Public Health Awakened and the role of public health workers in the fight for immigrant justice.

November 14, 2018
Watercolor graphic that says, "We in public health believe in a world where #TaxesMakeHealthHappen"

A New We the People for California, Starting with Commercial Property Tax Reform


November 2018 - HIP blog post by Ana Tellez on the intersection of a transformative vision for the role of government to advance equity and a proposed tax reform policy in California's 2020 ballot.

October 16, 2018

#SpeakForHealth to Protect Immigrant Families


October 2018 - An action toolkit to submit public comment against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal to punish low-income immigrant families for using health care, housing, and food assistance through a proposed expansion of the “public charge” regulation.

August 6, 2018

#FamiliesBelongTogether Actions for Public Health Toolkit


August 2018 - An action toolkit with concrete actions to take in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether and public health messaging against detention.

July 9, 2018

The Attack on Families Goes Beyond Detention and Deportation


July 2018 - 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 18, 2018
A group of people protesting at the San Francisco National Airport, holding signs that say "RESIST and "Ban Trump not Muslims" and holding instruments.

3 Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Implications for Health Equity


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

May 11, 2018

Infrastructure and Health Equity


May 2018 - An info brief and question guide to hold the government accountable to health and equity when investing in infrastructure.

April 17, 2018

#TaxesMakeHealthHappen: A Conversation with Dr. Tony Iton and Dr. Lori Dorfman


April 2018 - A discussion between Dr. Tony Iton of The California Endowment and Dr. Lori Dorfman of Berkeley Media Studies Group on how #TaxesMakeHealthHappen.

March 19, 2018

Let’s Protect SNAP and Health Equity


March 2018 - A resource on ways to help protect SNAP in the face of changes that would undermine food access, poverty reduction, and health equity.

March 12, 2018
A US map from the Census 2010 with areas of red and blue on highly populated areas.

What You Need to Know About Census 2020 and Equity


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

February 9, 2018

Guide for Public Health Actions for Immigrant Rights


February 2018 - A guide and slide deck with strategies for health departments to protect and support immigrant residents and their families. (Slide deck also available in Spanish and Arabic).

January 23, 2018

Household Energy: A Climate Justice and Health Equity Issue


January 2018 - An info brief detailing how to advocate for home energy assistance as we experience more extreme weather events.

December 22, 2017

Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to banned words


December 2017 - A letter to the Department of Health and Human Services signed by 478 health professionals in response to HHS officials banning staff from using particular language including the words “science-based,” “evidence-based,” “diversity,” “fetus,” “transgender,” “entitlement,” and “vulnerable.”

November 29, 2017

Standing up for tax policies that create health for all


November 2017 - The Pump Handle blog post by Jonathan Heller and Ana Tellez about the necessity of taxes for building healthy, thriving communities.

November 21, 2017
Signs on the ground reading "Vote YES on C1, Police Violence is a Public Health Issue"

Police violence is a public health issue, but not according to APHA’s Governing Council


November 2017 - HIP blog post by Sari Billick on APHA’s policy statement on police violence the necessity of naming it as a public health issue.