The Sacramento Bee interviews Executive Director Larry Cohen, "Better habits can help trim bloated health care system" (01.02.10)
"As preventable illnesses and injuries are the most significant drivers of increasing health care costs," the Oakland-based Prevention Institute said in a letter to the White House, "it is essential that we reorient our health care system from an after-the-fact approach to one that focuses on keeping people healthy in the first place."
"A New Health Care Prevention Agenda: Sustainable Food Procurement and Agricultural Policy" published in The Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (09)
Health care leaders are broadening their awareness to include the need to address the food system as a means to individual, public, and global health, above and beyond basic nutritional factors. Health care involvement in policy and advocacy is vital to solve the expanding ecological health crises facing our nation and globe and will require an urgency that may be unprecedented. By Leslie Mikkelson and Linda Shak.
Bay Area Dietetics Association interviews Managing Director Leslie Mikkelsen on "Setting the Record Straight: Nutrition and Health Professionals Define Healthful Food" (11.09)
Setting the Record Straight: Nutritionists and Health Professionals Define Healthful Food puts forth a definition of healthful food that looks beyond nutrients to acknowledge that truly healthful food comes from a food system where food is produced, processed, transported, and marketed in ways that are environmentally sound, sustainable and just.Read more...
Prevention Institute and UNITY in The Denver Post (11.15.09)
The article, which discusses Gary Slutkin's Chicago CeaseFire anti-violence program, notes Prevention Institute and UNITY's national violence prevention strategies for cities to devise successful long-term plans.Read more...
- Letter To The Editor: Rachel Davis on "Focus in Chicago: Students at Risk of Violence" (New York Times: 10.7.09)
- Letter To The Editor: Rachel Davis on "Seeking Safe Passage: Curing a Public Epidemic" (Chicago Tribune: 10.7.09)
- Letter to the Editor: Janani Srikantharajah on "Roads Must be Safer for Everyone" (The Oakland Tribune: 03.18.09)
- "What's Healthy?" Prevention Institute's 'Setting the Record Straight' featured in the Atlantic and Mark Bittman's New York Times Blog (03.26.09)
- "Bystanders can deter bullying," AZCentral interviews Prevention Institute's Annie Lyles (12.08)