East San Jose
The East San Jose PEACE (Prevention Efforts Advance Community Equity) Partnership, an Accountable Community for Health (ACH), is a comprehensive violence prevention effort to advance health, peace and empowerment throughout three zip codes of San Jose, CA. The PEACE Partnership will address racial and health inequities by preventing youth, family and community violence and trauma. The Partnership identified, prioritized, and is now pursuing existing and new violence prevention strategies through a new infrastructure model, an ACH.
During year one of the PEACE Partnership, PI provided training, technical assistance, and consultation services through a contract with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, the PEACE Partnership’s backbone organization. This led to the development of the PEACE Plan, a comprehensive plan guiding the PEACE Partnership’s work in the areas of resident engagement, governance, interventions, financing and sustainability, communications, evaluation, and more. To learn more about the first year of the PEACE Partnership’s work, see Cultivating Resilience to Address Adverse Community Experiences in an Accountable Community for Health: The East San Jose PEACE Partnership. During year two, PI is providing continued training, technical assistance, and consultation services in these areas, as the PEACE Plan is implemented and evaluated.
This project combines PI’s collective knowledge in four interrelated areas: a) prevention of multiple forms of violence, including healing and preventing community trauma; b) the approaches and strategies to transform health care and ensure it links more effectively with community, particularly the opportunities in the ACH model; c) collaborations and partnerships, including effective resident engagement to improve health and safety and reduce trauma; and 4) communications, including our nationally significant work related to health transformation and prevention of violence and trauma.
The East San Jose PEACE Partnership is one of six pilots in California supported by the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI). CACHI is funded by The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California Foundation, and Sierra Health Foundation.