In a new Health Affairs blog post, PI's Larissa Estes and Benjamin F. Miller of Well Being Trust call for a national resilience strategy to address 'diseases of despair,' such as substance misuse and suicide: "Only by understanding the underlying causes of these diseases that are holding our communities hostage will we be able to adequately support those who need immediate treatment and “space” to heal; prevent addiction from taking hold of our loved ones and neighbors; and shore up the overall health and well-being of entire communities."
Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews PI's Leslie Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen explains that our environment, and the public policies that affect the kinds of foods that are accessible, available and affordable, play the most critical role in supporting healthful food choices and preventing chronic disease.
The San Francisco Chronicle features PI's Alisha Somji and Sarah Mittermaier's op-ed on how communities can change harmful societal norms, and increase our understanding of 'masculinity' to prevent sexual harassment from happening in the first place.
In her latest piece in Health Affairs Blog, Lexi Nolen covers The Episcopal Health Foundation's investment in health system transformation via the Texas Community Centered Health Homes (CCHH) Initiative. The CCHH model goes beyond individual care to promote community-level prevention by addressing community conditions (food, mental health, environment, etc.) that affect health. Over the past year, EHF has worked with PI to develop and implement CCHH models within 13 community-based clinics in Texas.
Merdies Hayes reports on Prevention Institute's purchase of a building at 4315 Leimert Blvd in Leimert Park, where it has rented space for the last two years. The new office is strategically placed in an area where staff can help ensure that future community developments like the light rail truly benefit all residents.