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Investing in Health: A Budget Advocacy Toolkit


August 2020 -

A toolkit to engage in budget advocacy — at the local, state/territorial, and national levels.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

November 3, 2017

Take Action! #TaxesAreGood for Health


November 2017 - HIP blog post about the importance of taxes for healthy communities and the #TaxesAreGood campaign.

March 21, 2017

Commentary: Trump’s toxic budget and fighting for the people’s health


March 2017 - Public Health Awakened guest blog post by Nancy Krieger and infographic on the toxic implications of Trump's budget on communities and health equity.

February 6, 2017

Public Health Awakened: A movement whose time is now


February 2017 - HIP blog post by Lili Farhang about the formation of Public Health Awakened in the wake of Trump’s election.