Major Split over Buying Junk Food with Federal Aid (12.1.13)
Prevention Institute's Leslie Mikkelsen argues that the level of food stamp (SNAP) benefits, not restrictions on how SNAP dollars can be spent, is "the biggest factor in whether or not folks eat nutritiously."
A Preventative Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Violence
USA Today's Violence Prevention series examines the role violence plays in our society--from gun violence, street violence, domestic violence and trauma to community-based public health strategies for preventing violence. This series features an editorial by Prevention Institute's Rachel Davis, highlighting the UNITY Initiative to bring a public health approach to preventing youth violence to US cities.
Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children Keynote Address
Larry Cohen, executive director of Prevention Institute, delivered the keynote presentation on the intersection between violence prevention and obesity prevention at the September 11, 2013. Listen here.
"Commitment needed to stop violence" (7.29.13)
What would a comprehensive violence prevention strategy look like if we were to truly address urban violence as the public health emergency that it is? Prevention Institute's UNITY initiative is discussed as a solution to preventing violence, in the first place.
- Budget would pose challenges for public health programs: Health agencies tightening their belts (7.1.13)
- Fatty Foods Pushed More On Latino Kids Amid Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Study Says (5.8.13)
- A Public Health Approach to Gun Violence (12.21.12)
- Violence and Bullying Prevention in the Community (11.13.12)
- Policy Makes it Possible (10.30.12)