• Public Health Law News: May 1, 2019

    Profile in Public Health Law: Elva Yañez

    Prevention Institute's Director of Health Equity, Elva Yañez, talks with the CDC's Public Health Law News about the importance of parks for health and wellbeing, and how communities can achieve park equity. She says, "PI’s approach to improving park access reflects our belief that equitable community transformation comes from investing in and building community-based capacity, leadership, and organizational infrastructure required for policy, systems, and environmental change."

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  • Kent Reporter: April 26, 2019

    What latest numbers show about firearm homicide in King County

    This piece in Kent Reporter analyzes the data behind gun violence in King County, and points to Prevention Institute's ACE|R report as a resource for understanding how gun violence creates trauma for entire communities.  "Prevention Institute’s report Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience poignantly describes the ways structural violence and exposure to trauma can harm communities by breaking down social networks and relationships, interfering with basic needs, and damaging individual and community resilience. They present a framework for understanding, addressing and preventing community trauma that is being used in programs in King County."

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  • Belleville-News Democrat: April 24, 2019

    You’re 19 times more likely to be murdered in East St. Louis than any other U.S. city

    Belleville News-Democrat reports on East St. Louis, which has the highest murder rate in the country. "Unlike the violence found in other cities, murders here don’t appear to be related to drugs or gangs, but are more random. This makes them harder to solve because investigators can’t rely on informants to divulge the motives and possible suspects for the killings." PI's Rachel Davis is quoted: "The same kind of conditions that increase the likelihood of violence, like unsafe housing, failing schools, and lack of economic opportunity, also contribute to community trauma."

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  • San Francisco Marin Medical Society: April 16, 2019

    Investing in Healthy Communities

    In their op-ed, "Investing in Healthy Communities," PI's Juliet Sims and Matt Willis from Marin County explore funding for community-level prevention initiatives in California going forward. The piece is featured in the March issue of San Francisco Marin Medical Society

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  • Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: April 1, 2019

    Drawing the Circle of Inclusion: The First Step Is Trust

    In this piece featured in the Hogg Foundation's blog, PI's Sheila Savannah writes about how to broaden partnerships to include community voices that are often left out of the conversation. She emphasizes that trust-building through cultural humility and willingness to listen may be challenging, but partnerships can only enact truly meaningful change when they reflect the makeup of the communities they serve.

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  • Central Michigan LIfe: March 19, 2019

    Speaker discusses community trauma at Elizabeth Lockwood Wheeler lecture event

    Maddox Rowland of Central Michigan Life write's about the talk on structural violence and community-driven prevention that PI's Ruben Cantu gave for the 27th Annual Elizabeth Lockwood Wheeler Lecture. "Much of Cantu’s lecture centered around one main theme: Disease and injury prevention takes place in the community, not in a doctor’s office. Cantu said the goal of the Prevention Institute is working with communities to figure out ways to prevent illness and injury before they happen."

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  • Vida en el Valley: March 15, 2019

    ABC’s of your Health: Local non-profit to work on community-based approaches to preventing domestic violence among immigrants Latinas living in Fresno County

    In her article in Vida en el Valle, María G. Ortiz-Briones writes about how Cultiva la Salud, a collaborative in Fresno working to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income Latina women, will engage with Prevention Institute's domestic violence prevention initiative - "Safety through Connections." She quotes Prevention Institute's Lisa Fujie Parks: 

    “Most people don’t realize the ways that the community determinants of health—things like housing, employment, social norms, and social networks—can increase or decrease the risk of intimate partner violence. That’s why it’s so important to look at community factors when creating prevention initiatives. By taking a community-level approach to preventing intimate partner violence, we can address the underlying factors that contribute to violence and inequities in who experiences violence,” 

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  • Health Affairs : March 14, 2019

    An Expanded Strategy For Breaking The Cycle Of Domestic Violence

    In their piece in Health Affairs, Carolyn Wang Kong of Blue Shield of California Foundation, and PI's Lisa Fujie Parks and Alisha Somji of Prevention Institute, describe the Foundation's two-part approach to transform domestic violence prevention from within and beyond the domestic violence field. The Safety Through Connection community of practice represents the “beyond” approach.

    “Together, these two cohorts will provide valuable insights into how power, systems, community, and collaboration can come together to prevent violence in communities. The ‘within and beyond’ approach allows us to learn about the levers and incentives for change across multiple systems, while unifying diverse efforts toward the shared goal of ending violence.”

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  • Rewire.news: March 8, 2019

    In Search of Safety: An Investigation of Abuse at an Immigration Facility

    In her expose of how policies designed to protect detained immigrants from sexual abuse are drastically failing, Tina Vasquez cites Prevention Institute: "Perpetuating cycles of violence is not uncommon. According to a 2014 brief from the Prevention Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 'people who experience or are exposed to one form of violence are at a higher risk for both being a victim of other forms of violence and for inflicting harm on others.'"

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