Healthy Equitable Land Use (HEALU) partners to present on December 4th about opportunities to promote community safety through land use
We hope to see many of you at the annual Southern California Public Health Association conference next week in Los Angeles. This year’s theme is Creating the Healthiest California: Climate Changes Health, and conference sessions will cover successes and challenges across a range of public health issues. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Dr. Joseph Telfair, APHA’s president-elect, and Dr. Angelo Bellomo, Deputy Director for Health Protection at the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
PI’s Manal J. Aboelata, Dr. S. Randal Henry of Community Intelligence, Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza of the Social Justice Learning Institute, and Yvette Lopez-Ledesma of Pacoima Beautiful will co-present a session titled Preventing Violence by Design: Opportunities to Promote Community Safety Through Land Use on Monday, December 4th from 10:00-11:00 AM. Learn more about the conference here, and follow along with us on Twitter at #HEALU4ALL.
The session by PI and our partners will examine opportunities to make communities safer by bringing a violence prevention ‘lens’ to guide land use decisions such as what gets funded and where, whose voices shape the process, and what policies and programs are in place to ensure that communities of greatest need benefit most from investments. PI’s presentation will be informed by our report, Community Safety by Design: Preventing Violence through Land Use. Developed with funding from The California Endowment, the report explores the nexus of land use and neighborhood safety and analyzes the implications of the current state of practice. It offers recommendations for creating safer communities through a deeper understanding of the intersection of place and safety.