By Megan Gaydos, Ana Tellez, and Raina Wellman

Image of person’s hands cutting a slice of strawberry pie. The slice is labelled “community power-building” and the pie itself is labelled “health equity.”

Today we’re revisiting one of our Health Equity Tips to uplift how meaningful community engagement as a strategy to build community power is a big slice of the pie when it comes to health equity work.

Health departments: it’s time to establish…

By Solange Gould

After nearly a year of the global pandemic, we are in need of a new vision and narrative for the purpose, power, and strategies of public health.

In 2020, public health became a catchphrase in popular discourse. In news media surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the uprisings against policing and in defense of Black lives, the term was often deployed to spotlight how various systemic crises cause harm and violence. …

By Lili Farhang

We lead with our humanity and the centrality of our relationships, making space to acknowledge how our bodies and hearts feel. We seek to build a sense of belonging and heal from the traumas of living in systems of advantage and oppression.

— on Centering the Heart…

HIP staff reflect on a few of the things that inspired us, moved us and got us through the past year

By Human Impact Partners Staff

meme: Illustration of a Brown person with shoulder length black hair, wearing a yellow t-shirt, arms raised as if just having “dunked” their laptop; the laptop flies in mid air on a blue background. Text at top reads “mentally i’m here”

During HIP’s last staff meeting of 2021, we gathered together to share articles, videos, artwork, and other content that moved us over the past…

By Stephani Tyrance

Abstract gray map design overlaid with the text “You are on native land” in green.

As Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day approach, we at HIP are taking time to reflect on the impacts of ongoing colonialism, and how public health can support Indigenous people who have been working for generations to build healthy, sustainable communities.

HIP Intern Reflections:

By Nikki Ramsy

Decorative image with orange background and blue circles. Overlaid text reads “Public Health Awakened Action Hour.”

Everyone, it seems, is tired of Zoom. We’re tired of those dreaded “your internet connection is unstable” notifications that precede choppy audio and frozen faces. We’re tired of triple-checking if our camera’s off before taking a mid-meeting bathroom break. We’re tired of rectangular grids that lock us…

By Sari Bilick and Amber Akemi Piatt

While the federal tax deadline has been moved to May 17th this year, we still feel called to mark April 15th with reflections on how critical our tax structure is to building a healthy society. As we continue to protect each other through…

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