Movement Praxis

Samples of my work

 

Toward the Civil Rights of Health

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Angela P. Harris
  • September 2020
  • UCLA Law Review

Civil rights law & public health practice can strengthen each other's weaknesses and, with social movements, give us a new approach to challenging structural inequality

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COVID-19 Policy Playbook (Chapter 35)

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Angela P. Harris
  • August 2020
  • Public Health Law Watch

50 top legal experts find U.S. policy response to COVID-19 dangerously lacking, and recommend steps to safeguard health, civil and human rights

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COVID-19 & the civil rights of health

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Angela P. Harris
  • July 2020
  • Law & Political Economy Project (Yale Law School)

it’s time to treat the social determinants of health and anti-discrimination law and policy as health interventions that can both flatten the curve for everyone and close the unjust gap between the privileged and the subordinated.

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Protect public health through housing

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu
  • April 2020
  • Partnership for the Bay's Future

COVID-19 has underscored our housing system’s alarming vulnerability, and shows us that we are only as healthy as the least sheltered, least cared-for among us. We have an opportunity to respond to the urgency of today in a way that transforms the future.

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10 Lessons from Activists in Puerto Rico

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Jessie Bluedorn
  • June 2019
  • Women Donors Network

Lessons from grassroots activists about Puerto Rico's deep-rooted challenges as well as promising solutions & visions for a more just future

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Students need more teachers, not police

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Cesar De La Vega, Kanwarpal Dhaliwal
  • February 2019
  • San Francisco Chronicle

Over-policed, under-resourced environments make students feel less safe & supported. What's needed is caring relationships & trust.

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The epidemic of trauma at our border

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Hannah Sheehy
  • July 2018
  • Medium

The public health crisis of family separations at our border was caused by government policy, and therefore, policy can help fix it

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Using taxes for health & prosperity

  • Contributors: Aysha Pamukcu et al
  • September 2018
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine

Exploring "sin" taxes and tax credits to create health equity and a pipeline of financing for population health

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Reduce sugary drinks: a policy playbook

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Melissa Peters
  • September 2018
  • ChangeLab Solutions

An overview of 10 common and cutting-edge strategies for communities to reduce consumption of sugary drinks for health & equity

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6 policies that fall short for families

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Hannah Sheehy
  • April 2018
  • Medium

Learn about 6 federal policies that fall short of their promise to support the health and well-being of working families

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State laws that support breastfeeding

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Sabrina Adler, Derek Carr
  • April 2018
  • The Policy Surveillance Program

This resource identifies key features of state laws and regulations regarding recommendations or requirements for hospitals related to any of the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding

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10 local laws that may be harming you

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu
  • March 2018
  • Medium

Even laws that seem everyday or harmless can have harmful effects on our health and community

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Improving Muslim Youth PE Participation

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu (adapted with permission from the University of Birmingham)
  • December 2017
  • UC San Diego Center for Community Health

Education guide for SDUSD P.E. teachers on what barriers may exist for Muslim youth in physical activity and how to help ensure Muslim youth have an environment where they can thrive and live a healthy lifestyle

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Preemption analysis of alcohol taxes

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, James Mosher, Sabrina Adler, Ryan Treffers
  • March 2017
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs

Local alcohol taxes present an important opportunity to improve local health equity and prosperity

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Healthy food policy in San Diego County

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Phebe Gibson, Ellie Gladstone, Hannah Sheehy
  • July 2016
  • UC San Diego Center for Community Health

This report identifies three key policy strategies (farmers’ markets, community agriculture, and healthy government procurement policies) that jurisdictions can deploy to improve the environment in which people purchase food

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Using healthy food service guidelines

  • Authors: Aysha Pamukcu, Manel Kappagoda, Ray Leung
  • December 2016
  • Exceed Tool

This resource explains how governments can use healthy food service guidelines and provides useful information on how to include them in contracts

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Model healthy housing policies

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu
  • March 2015
  • ChangeLab Solutions

our home – the place where we spend the most time – can either promote health or make health problems worse

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Stop banks from gambling our money

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu
  • December 2013
  • Greenlining Institute

Banks can gamble if they want, but they shouldn't be able to do so with depositors’ money, and not with taxpayer money

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Slow progress on Dodd-Frank reforms

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu
  • September 2013
  • Greenlining Institute

Dodd-Frank isn’t perfect but if fully implemented as Congress intended, the law accomplishes important market safety checks and consumer protections

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Poverty in CA is worse than you think

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu
  • October 2013
  • Greenlining Institute

A shocking 22 percent of Californians are living in poverty. And this burden falls on different families in different places very unevenly.

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California penalizes poor families

  • Author: Aysha Pamukcu
  • August 2013
  • Greenlining Institute

Thanks to a decades-old law called the “Maximum Family Grant,” California’s CalWORKs program punished babies for being born poor and, by extension, punished their entire family. CalWORKs is California’s welfare-to-work program.

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