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October 21, 2015

Join PI for Sessions, Preventing Violence Reception at APHA

The theme of this year’s American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting is Health in All Policies. PI will be there advancing this notion and applying it to mental wellbeing and preventing violence. In addition to our sessions, we are honored to co-host a preventing violence reception with Cure Violence. Here’s how you can join us: 

  • Safety in All Policies: Multi-Sector Partnerships to Prevent Violence. Sheila Savannah will present our Safety in All Policies framework for preventing violence and introduce our Collaboration Multiplier tool as a way to engage new partners. Jadine Chou of Chicago Public Schools and Kelly Fischer of the LA County Department of Public Health will each present on local efforts to address violence. Monday, 11/2, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Making Connections for Mental Wellbeing Among Men and Boys. Sheila Savannah will provide an overview of our Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative, funded by the Movember Foundation. This national initiative focuses on improving mental health outcomes for boys and men. Sheila will discuss the critical need to engage multiple sectors in community-level approaches to promote mental wellbeing. Monday, 11/2, 3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Trans-Agency Collaboration to Inform Behavioral Health Services and Policy in Texas Medicaid. New Prevention Institute Program Manager Larissa Estes will present on interdisciplinary collaboration, primarily based on her previous work with the Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Wednesday, 11/4, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • We are excited to co-host a preventing violence reception on November 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. with Cure Violence. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, meet others invested in creating safe communities, and celebrate violence prevention work being done across the country. Please find event details and RSVP here if you would like to join us. We hope to see you there!

Also at APHA, UNITY co-chair Billie Weiss will receive the Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace in recognition of her outstanding violence prevention work. Billie has built coalitions and partnerships to implement violence prevention strategies across the country and a more detailed description of her impressive achievements can be found here. Congratulations, Billie!

JAMA Covers Violence Prevention and Connections to Chronic Disease

A newly released article from the Journal of the American Medical Association features quotes from PI’s Larry Cohen and Rachel Davis and discusses ways to address violence and chronic illness by transforming parks and gardening programs. The article links to our paper on the relationship between violence and healthy eating and activity.

CHPPD Day of Action in Chicago, 10/31

Register to join this year’s CHPPD Day of Action focused on violence as a public health issue and best practices to help reduce violence across Chicago.

Advancing a Safety in All Policies Approach

Adapted from Health in All Policies, PI’s Safety in All Policies briefs discuss maximizing multi-sector involvement in violence prevention strategies and serve as a roadmap for governmental entities to promote safety in policies and practices.

PI is hiring

We are looking for individuals who can play key roles in our violence prevention and/or mental health work. Like all of our work, the focus will also be on promoting health equity. Find the hiring announcement here. 

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