Rae Daniel of KSHB 41 covers the collaboration between Prevention Institute and the KCMO Health Department to implement the Youth and Family Violence Prevention Plan— the first of its kind in Kansas City, Missouri.
John Pepitone for Fox 4 News, Kansas City, covers the violence prevention plan that The Violence Free Kansas City Committee will implement with Prevention Institute to help create safer neighborhoods. The plan will use a public health approach to examine the root causes of multiple forms of violence, like racism and sexism, and foster healthier norms that promote social cohesion and trust.
Jill Toyoshiba of The Kansas City Star reports on how the Kansas City Health Department plans to address its increasing homicide rate by collaborating with Prevention Institute on a “Youth and Family Violence Prevention Plan.” PI's Lisa Fujie will visit the Health Department for three days starting Sept. 5 to get the project up and running.
Read the full article: Trail of trauma as city sprints to 100th homicide, on pace for record
On Tuesday, Prevention Institute’s Larry Cohen and John Auerbach, Executive Director of Trust For America’s Health, published an Op-Ed in The Hill: Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure — Stop Ignoring Preventative Care. Prompted by recent bipartisan efforts to improve the ACA, the Op-Ed emphasizes the importance of building prevention into healthcare policy, which is essential for effectively achieving improved health, lower costs, and reduced burden on the health system.
Prevention Institute Director Sheila Savannah joins a podcast hosted by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She explores strategies for fostering equitable health in communities, from creating safe and accessible physical spaces to providing transportation to employment and educational opportunities. Using the Minneapolis Violence Prevention blueprint as a case study, she highlights how health equity and violence prevention efforts must entail comprehensive, multi-sector collaboration.
In The International Journal of Epidemiology, Peter Sainsbury writes, “Cohen and his colleagues clearly have a very comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of society and social change. Consequently, they use a wide range of prevention techniques—from lobbying for legislative and policy change, through partnerships with businesses and grassroots organizations, to community education, mobilisation and activism—but always emphasizing ‘upstream’ prevention...” Read full review here
Jon Reid from Morning Consult reports on how the defeat of Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill will defer any cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. He cites Prevention Intstitute's joint statement with other public health groups, released prior to the vote, bdenouncing cuts to federal funding for prevention efforts.
Lev Facher of STAT reports on Prevention Institute's joint statement with other public health organizations urging for protection of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and denouncing the ‘skinny’ repeal bill that the Senate is soon expected to vote on.
PI, APHA, PHI and TFAH were mentioned in a Washington Post article for their release of a joint statement that opposed the secrecy surrounding the Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and which criticized elements of the House bill.
PI's Larissa J. Estes co-authors a paper examining how the ACA was born out of our fractured healthcare system, and why there is consensus among many providers, payers, patients, purchasers, and other stakeholders in the health care system that it is crucial to deliver person-centered person-centered care.