Entries by IPS

Geographic information systems helping southwest U.S. Mexico border residents improve health and safety

Partnerships 4 Success project addresses conditions that lead to disadvantages and offers solutions, especially among Latinx population SAN DIEGO, July 2020 – Efforts are under way for San Diego’s border region to increase chances at a better quality of life, particularly among the Latinx population. Led by the Institute for Public Strategies (IPS), the Partnerships […]

5 Questions That Incorporate Racial Equity Into Public Policy – Part I

As seen on GovLoop. When developing public policies, racial equity should be considered from the very beginning. ‘Equity’ is a state where everyone can achieve optimal health, well-being and happiness, where no one is denied this ability due to race or socioeconomic status. By contrast, ‘inequity’ is an avoidable consequence of public policies that favor […]

Controlling a Media Interview

As seen on GovLoop. A number of things can happen that will cause a media interview to backfire, but there are ways to avoid having it become a complete disaster. Any type of public speaking is perhaps one of the most intimidating things that a person can do. As a matter of fact, the Wall […]

Businesses and Public Health: Allies, Not Adversaries

The storyline has been consistent throughout the pandemic: economic and public health interests are fundamentally at odds. The reality is quite different. Business and public health have always been intrinsically connected, with shared mutual interests. One such interest is having a healthy workforce. Employees that maintain good health are more cooperative and productive. They improve […]

The Role of GIS in Public Health

As seen on GovLoop. Geographic information systems (GIS) answer the question of where: where diseases are prevalent; where vulnerable populations live; and where resources are most needed to improve health conditions. GIS consists of the data, technology and people who answer these questions. And it has never been more relevant than it is today. In […]

Equitable Housing: A Place-Based Solution to Racism

Since the beginning of 2020, we have become acutely aware of how systemic racism has impacted people of color in America. With far greater percentages of Blacks and Latinx succumbing to COVID-19, the disparities in health and health care among these populations have been laid bare. And with elevated rates of infant mortality, heart disease, […]

Has COVID-19 Evened the Playing Field?

Most of us couldn’t predict the head spinning change that would come with the advent of COVID-19. We are living in unprecedented times where terms like “social distancing” and “stay-at-home orders” have become household terms across the nation. It would seem COVID-19 has placed us all on the same playing field. For the first time […]