What we do
Prevention Institute provides strategy development to groups that are working to create sustainable improvements in health and health equity. Our approach incorporates our frameworks and tools to help participants establish a clear vision, reach out to critical partners, and identify achievable strategies and activities based on local health needs. We emphasize developing a comprehensive approach, building sustainability into initiatives, forming multi-sector collaboratives, and using ongoing evaluation to guide implementation and achieve positive outcomes.
We offer technical assistance using our tools and resources and can provide ongoing support to ensure that initiatives are equity-based, comprehensive and prevention-oriented.
Where these services have been used
California Tobacco Control Program--Advancing Health Equity in Tobacco Control
Prevention Institute co-planned and facilitated a Health Equity Summit in 2013 with the California Tobacco Control Program and more than 50 key stakeholders. over the one-and-a-half day Summit, participants prioritized essential foundational approaches and 11 promising strategies that demonstrate potential in narrowing or reducing tobacco-related disparities in California. These findings are highlighted in the Health Equity Summit proceedings, published on the California Department of Public Health website.
Oxnard, California—Strategic Planning to Prevent Violence
Prevention Institute facilitated the planning process and authored the SAFETY (Strategic Action Framework for Empowered, Thriving Youth) Blueprint, which was adopted by the Oxnard City Council and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
Monterey County Department of Public Health—Steps to a Healthier Salinas Initiative
Prevention Institute consulted with the Monterey County Health Department from 2004-2008 to help shape the vision, direction, and priorities of this initiative, which was designed to reduce tobacco use and improve healthy eating and physical activity environments.
Convergence Partnership—Building a National Movement for Environmental Approaches to Improving Health
Prevention Institute provides ongoing strategy development and technical assistance to the Convergence Partnership. Efforts focus on identifying promising opportunities for policy and organizational-practice changes that will inform the national debate on how to promote health, shifting the focus away from an orientation limited to educating individuals to a comprehensive prevention model.
Minnesota Department of Public Health—Sexual Violence Prevention Action Council
Prevention Institute consulted for over two years to this multisectoral, governmental partnership on primary prevention of sexual violence with a particular emphasis on organizational practice and policy change.
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