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Highlights from the 2022 Public Health Awakened membership survey

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

August 3, 2017

Viral Episode 16: Public Health and Advocacy

August 2017 - Viral podcast episode featuring HIP’s Sari Bilick discussing public health advocacy and the work of Public Health Awakened.

June 26, 2017

Consequences of Dismantling the Affordable Care Act

June 2017 - Info briefs with data to advocate in support of the Affordable Care Act.

June 26, 2017

Let’s Protect Medicaid and Health Equity

June 2017 - A resource to help protect Medicaid in the face of changes that would devastate health and health equity.

March 31, 2017

Scripts and Resources to Protect Transgender Rights

March 2017 - Resources to support conversations about transphobia and transgender rights, including a conversation aide, email template, script to contact legislators, and educational resources.

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.