For the fundamentals on Local, State & National Policy, we invite you to begin with these publications:

You can also find strategies, tools and resources on Local, State & National Policy by browsing all related publications, below.

August 2007

Reducing Health Care Costs through Prevention

Co-released with The California Endowment and The Urban Institute, this document describes how investment in primary prevention can lead to improved health and health care.

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July 2009

Healthy People, Healthy Places: Directions for Improving Community, Individual, and Economic Health

This policy brief was written by Prevention Institute and PolicyLink with recommendations for how the incoming administration and Congress can integrate the goals of community well-being, equity,...

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January 2009

Reducing Inequities in Health and Safety through Prevention

This publication by Prevention Institute and the Health Policy Institute provides recommendations for federal policy and spending in order to substantially reduce health inequities.

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December 2001

Growing the Next Generation: Strategies to Improve Nutrition and Child Development in Los Angeles County

This report - originally commissioned by the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services - provides strategies to improve nutrition and child development in Los Angeles County.

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January 2008

Healthy and Active Before 5: Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Obesity in Contra Costa County

Offers a framework for creating food and activity environments in neighborhoods and institutions that will motivate and support families to adopt healthy behaviors.

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January 2008

Mapping the Movement for Healthy Food and Activity Environments in the United States: Organizational Snapshots

This publication summarizes the efforts of 11 organizations advocating for improvements in food and activity environments within predominantly low-income neighborhoods and with African American...

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May 2008

Strategies for Enhancing the Built Environment to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living

Though this brief primarily views the built environment through a public health lens, it also describes built environment issues from the perspective of environmental justice, sustainable food...

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May 2008

Promising Strategies for Creating Healthy Eating and Active Living Environments

This brief from the Convergence Partnership delineates crosscutting strategies that have the potential to engage diverse constituencies and address a diversity of issues that impact healthy eating...

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May 2009

Funding Prevention in California: Lessons from Past Efforts to Raise Revenues

This report, co-written by Prevention Institute and Berkeley Media Studies Group, explores past efforts to levy taxes and fees, and to identify and analyze future funding streams for prevention in...

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