News & Resources

April 13, 2021

Tax Day 2021 – #TaxesForHealth Action Toolkit


April 2021 - A toolkit for Tax Day 2021 with a focus on a just and equitable recovery. Includes sample social media posts and how to participate in the photovoice and submitting letters to the editor.

April 9, 2021

Washington DC Chapter Resource: Budget Advocacy Letter for the FY22 District Budget


April 2021 - This letter urges District leaders to consider prevention and upstream approaches to creating a healthy, safe, and equitable community in DC.

March 3, 2021

Actions for Biden’s First 100 Days


March 2021 - Crowdsourced database of actions that demand bold, immediate, and systems-focused action to advance collective health during President Biden's first 100 days in office.

February 25, 2021

Equitable Vaccine Distribution – Template Letter to the Editor


February 2021 - Use this letter to the editor template, customizing it to your local context, to speak out on equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution that centers those most impacted.

February 9, 2021

Washington DC Chapter Resource: What Do Police-Free Schools Look Like?


February 2021 - Infographics from the Washington DC chapter on how restorative practices in schools.

November 18, 2020

Public Health Guidance for Organizing in the Time of COVID-19


November 2020 - Guide offering general best practices and collective care recommendations for protesting and organizing safely during COVID-19.

October 30, 2020

Michigan Chapter Resource: Housing Facts – Why Public Health is on the Ballot


October 2020 - An infographic from the Michigan chapter highlighting how housing issues on the November 2020 ballot across Michigan.

October 13, 2020

Los Angeles Chapter Resource: 2020 California Voter Guide


October 2020 - A voter guide to apply a public health lens to the measures and propositions on the November 2020 California ballot.

October 2, 2020

Michigan Chapter Resource: #VoteHealth2020 Social Media Toolkit


October 2020 - Use this social media toolkit to encourage folks to #VoteHealth2020. The toolkit includes images and suggested language about how the upcoming elections can influence public health.

September 21, 2020

#DefendTheVote4PH – Social Media Toolkit


September 2020 - Join our week of action to Defend the Vote for Public Health with this social media toolkit. Voting matters for health –– the act itself, safety and accessibility, and the impacts on your community. Public health is front and center as voters nationwide begin to cast ballots.

August 20, 2020

Investing in Health: A Budget Advocacy Toolkit


August 2020 - A toolkit to engage in budget advocacy — at the local, state/territorial, and national levels.

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 15, 2020

Health Workers Call for Housing Protections During and After COVID-19 Pandemic


July 2020 - An open letter signed by over 650 health workers and 50 health organizations and social media toolkit to keep people in their homes, provide housing for people experiencing homelessness, and protect the public's health.

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 - Crowdsourced 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.