• PI's Weekly Media digest: Domestic violence and mass shootings, urban green spaces and health, California passes largest gas tax in state history

    April 14, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of April 14, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • Connecting the Dots in Colorado and North Carolina: Preventing multiple forms of violence

    April 11, 2017

    Violence prevention is tough with one type of violence in mind, let alone multiple types. Increasingly, violence prevention and public health practitioners are disrupting siloed, issue-specific approaches to create broader solutions that address multiple forms of violence at the same time. But coming together with distinct styles of communication, different community contexts, and multiple voices at the table with diverse priorities requires dedicated, creative thinking and collaboration—it’s challenging!

    In March 2017, PreventConnect and CALCASA hosted a webinar facilitated by PI’s Lisa Fujie Parks and Alisha Somji: How Do We Connect the Dots? State and Local Approaches to Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence. Communities are now using the research from Connecting the Dots to bolster protective factors that buffer against violence (like community connectedness and positive social norms) and reduce shared risk factors that increase the likelihood of violence. On March 15, PreventConnect and PI hosted a panel-style web forum during which guests from state-level and local communities told the stories of how the process has unfolded on the ground.

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  • PI's Weekly Media digest: Tampa Bay Times investigates 827 police shootings, EPA to eliminate key lead abatement programs, climate change and mental health

    April 7, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of April 7, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • Guest Blog Post: Moving Healthcare Upstream Past Clinic Walls

    April 3, 2017

    In a guest blog from Tanweer Kaleemullah, JD, LLM, MHA/MBA, public health analyst at Harris County Public Health (HCPH), Kaleemullah offers hospitals, clinics, and doctors inspiration and ideas to address social determinants of health. He introduces HCPH’s latest report, Moving Upstream, which provides examples from around the country of how different health practitioners are implementing prevention via activities like “funding housing for patients, hosting farmers’ markets on hospital grounds, screening patients for SDHs and providing interventions, and partnering with legal aid societies to address housing violations reported by patients.”

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  • PI's Weekly Media Digest: Intergenerational trauma in Milwaukee, the high cost of segregation, Trump rolls back Clean Power Plan

    March 31, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of March 31, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • PI's Weekly Media Digest: Deportation fears curb reporting of domestic violence, SF docs connect dots between police violence and reproductive justice

    March 24, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of March 24, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • PI's Weekly Media Digest: Trump admin unveils skinny budget with steep cuts to health, education, environment, social services

    March 17, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of March 17, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • Communities across U.S. adopt PI framework to address community trauma

    March 15, 2017

    In the United States, many communities are left behind or locked out of American prosperity and opportunity – not by accident, but by design.

    In recent years, poor urban planning, redlining, and disinvestment are just a few systematic design choices that have entrenched inequity and trauma into entire communities. What does community trauma look like today? Discrimination, intergenerational poverty, lack of job opportunities, lack of access to healthy foods, crumbling infrastructure, substandard housing and education, and high rates of violence – all products of...

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  • PI's Weekly Media Digest: Republican health reform bill threatens coverage for millions; LA voters approve new funds to address homelessness; new data on CA tobacco

    March 10, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of March 10, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • New healthcare bill violates core American values

    March 9, 2017

    House Republicans unveiled their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act this week, a proposal that threatens to undo or undermine the major achievements of health reform since 2010. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would claw back investments in public health and prevention; phase out the Medicaid expansion; repeal the need-based subsidies that have enabled millions to purchase insurance plans on the individual market; degrade the quality of healthcare plans; and fundamentally restructure Medicaid -- resulting in deep cuts to coverage and services to a program that currently covers more than 70 million low-income and disabled Americans. 

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