• Blue Shield of California Foundation: October 29, 2019

    From McKinleyville to San Diego, five communities redefine intimate partner violence prevention

    In their blog, the Blue Shield of California Foundation features this piece about the Safety Through Connections Initiative by PI's Alisha Somji, Abena Asare, and Lisa Fujie Parks. The initiative, funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation, and organized by PI is made of five community collaboratives that have worked on issues like immigrant rights, worker rights, community violence prevention, and mental health. Through Safety Through Connections, they are broadening their focus to include the prevention of partner violence and developing strategies to address the root causes of violence, such as harmful gender norms, the social attitudes that enable violence, and economic insecurity.

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  • NACCHO Voice: October 24, 2019

    Opioid Settlement Funds Must Go Where They’re Needed Most—Treatment and Prevention

    In this op-ed featured in NACCHO Voice, PI's Dana Fields-Johnson and Sarah Mittermaier write about the spate of recent opioid settlements, what has and hasn’t worked in past public health settlements, and the need to fund prevention. "As thousands of cities and counties hard-hit by the opioid crisis move closer to settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors, it’s time to talk about how communities can use these funds to meet urgent needs for treatment and invest in what it will truly take to stop this epidemic: preventing people from becoming addicted to opioids in the first place.

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  • Health Affairs : October 1, 2019

    From Emergencies To Equity: The Growing Role Of Hospitals In Community Health

    In their Health Affairs blog, PI's Sandra Viera, Katie Miller, and Sonja Lockhart, along with Jason Lacsamana of the Providence St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund, describe the Intersections Initiative. The healthcare initiative is designed to elevate equity and prevention at the community level by addressing social determinants of health—issues like housing, education, and income. The initiative brings together coalitions from seven California communities served by Providence St. Joseph Health System hospitals, and builds on the strengths and resilience of the communities they serve to create changes to systems and institutions.

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  • Office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman: September 20, 2019

    Watson Coleman Leads Introduction of Resolution Recognizing Contributions of REACH Program

    In this press release about Congresswoman Watson Coleman's introduction of bipartisan H.Res. 570, a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, program, PI's Sana Chehimi is quoted: “The successes of REACH has made possible over the past 20 years illustrate just how important it is to invest directly in community-led strategies. Local efforts, like those funded by REACH, reflect community priorities and build on community strengths to support health and wellbeing, and address longstanding health and racial inequities.”

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  • The Hill: August 27, 2019

    The effects of housing discrimination on health can reverberate for decades

    In their op ed in The Hill, Brian Smedley of the National Collaborative for Health Equity and PI's Rachel Davis report on the history of housing discrimination in America, and its detrimental impacts on health. In the article they denounce the new proposal from HUD, which will threaten a standard under the Fair Housing Act that makes it illegal for banks, landlords, developers, and others to implement housing policies that have discriminatory consequences.

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  • London Live with Mike Stubbs : August 14, 2019

    London Live with Mike Stubbs

    On the August 13 episode of "London Live," Mike Stubbs interviews PI's Rachel Davis about the state of gun control in the United States. Rachel talks about how, despite the divisiveness of the issue, communities across the nation are taking a public health approach to gun control by implementing practices and programs to reduce gun violence. Rachel's portion of the interview begins at 25:20.

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  • Oxford University Press: August 13, 2019

    Addressing Community Trauma and Building Community Resilience to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Addiction

    PI's chapter in "A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic" describes how a community trauma informed approach can help to address and mitigate the exposures, behaviors, and high levels of hopelessness that fuel the opioid crisis. The chapter also explores how primary prevention strategies can complement opioid treatment and long-term recovery interventions and address other conditions that co-occur in communities experiencing trauma.

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  • Medium: August 9, 2019

    More Trees. Less Domestic Violence

    This article in Medium highlights how greening in urban spaces can reduce the risk of multiple forms of violence and increase feelings of wellbeing. However, increased investment can lead to gentrification, and the author cites Prevention Institute's recent paper as a resource for planners and public health practitioners to prevent displacement: "Prevention Institute, in its paper, “Healthy Development without Displacement: Realizing the Vision of Healthy Communities for All,” provides resources for ensuring well-intended efforts like greening or cleaning of urban places maintains as central local inhabitant interests. Nicer areas might attract more investment, bigger buildings, and then more investments, which in turn drives costs up and local residents out."

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