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Prevention Institute alert: October 31, 2014

November 13th Webinar: Strengthening the Community Prevention Landscape: New CDC Grants and the Road Forward

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the recipients of six new grant programs that aim to prevent chronic disease and boost healthy communities.  The funding programs will help public health departments, national and community-based organizations, community coalitions, school districts, local housing and transportation authorities, and American Indian tribes build healthier, more equitable communities.

These efforts are most likely to succeed if the programs being funded build strong partnerships with other organizations in their communities and if they effectively communicate with partners, decision makers the public and the media about the work they are doing, why it matters and what impact it is having.

All of us—whether we are part of a funded program or not—have the opportunity to contribute towards building a true system of prevention and can help these efforts succeed by working to build those partnerships and by promoting community health and prevention efforts.

Join us for a November 13th webinar, sponsored by Prevention Institute, APHA, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health as CDC leadership describes their goals for these new funding efforts and to hear from three grantees about their project plans, including insights into robust communication with key audiences (including policymakers), ways partners can engage in the work, and the continuing importance of public and private partnerships. Register today.


  • Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH, Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Daniella Gratale, MA, Senior Manager, Advocacy, Nemours
  • Giridhar Mallya, MD, MSHP, Director of Policy and Planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Jill Birnbaum, Vice President, State Advocacy and Public Health, American Heart Association; Executive Director, Voices for Healthy Kids


  • Matthew Marsom, Vice President, Public Policy and Programs, Public Health Institute

Please register and join us for this Web Forum co-hosted by the American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America's Health to learn more.

Closing the Loop

Prevention measures that restrict tobacco consumption or require the use of seat beats or car seats saves lives—and money. But that money rarely gets used to fund new prevention efforts. In a paper published by the Institute of Medicine, PI’s Larry Cohen and The California Endowment’s Anthony Iton argue that we need to “close the loop” by ensuring that we invest and reinvent in prevention. You can find the paper here.

Strategies for Health Care-Community Prevention Integration

Our memo shares strategies for leveraging partnerships and collaboration between health institutions and community change efforts with an aim to spur innovation and success for applicants seeking these new funding opportunities.

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