This HJA webinar will feature representatives from the Prevention Institute, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and YouthAlive! as we unpack state and local level strategies to systematize the health approach to violence prevention. Prevention Institute will discuss the national landscape including why it is imperative and possible for states to take a leadership role to embed this work across sectors. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence will highlight key aspects of a recently released report which analyzes 4 states who are funding work and seeing results. YouthAlive! Will then discuss outside the box strategies that community’s are using to gain buy-in through financial resources as well as political will to support ongoing work to prevent violence. Participants will be asked to interact with the presenters and each other in order to maximize engagement and learn from successes and failures. This information will be collected and included in a toolkit which will be released in early 2018.