The UNITY RoadMap is a framework for helping cities to prevent violence before it occurs. It guides cities in pinpointing the current status of their efforts (the starting point) and describes the core elements necessary to prevent violence (the milestones). The UNITY RoadMap also provides information, resources, and examples to support cities in planning, implementing, and evaluating their strategies. It assists them in addressing underlying root contributions to the foundation for effective, sustainable efforts to prevent violence across a diverse spectrum of urban environments. As a framework, the UNITY RoadMap is most effective when tailored to the needs of a particular city.
A solution-oriented resource, informed by a public health perspective. Includes the Three Keys to Preventing Violence, a framework that incorporates public health, law enforcement, social service, and education perspectives. The Three Keys are: 1) Violence is complex and requires a comprehensive approach, 2) Risk and resilience factors must be addressed, and 3) Preventing violence requires an integrated strategy for action.
Quick Links includes resources for making the case for prevention violence and examples of efforts from around the country.
Communities in Action is a collection of profiles that showcase successful community initiatives aimed at improving health equity. Promoting just and equitable health outcomes requires social, cultural and physical environments that prevent illness and injury in the first place and a commitment to promoting racial and social justice. The profiles demonstrate how strong leadership, community engagement and advocacy, innovative thinking and changes in local policies and institutional practices can successfully converge to shape healthier, more equitable community environments.