February 2015

Community Safety: A Building Block for Community Health

This publication showcases the nine priority strategies recommended by the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative in California to make communities safer, such as economic opportunity and...

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July 2014

Building Community Commitment for Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments

Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are among the most powerful, protective, and healing forces in a child's life. This publication presents nine key elements for engaging...

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July 2013

The Role of Community Culture in Efforts to Create Healthier, Safer, and More Equitable Places: A Community Health Practitioner Workbook

This workbook draws on the experiences and lessons of numerous communities working to advance place-based prevention efforts. It is designed to guide community health practitioners who want to...

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December 2009

From Kools to Cancer Sticks: How quality prevention changed tobacco norms

Prevention Institute's Executive Director Larry Cohen chronicles the history of anti-smoking efforts, and how he helped guide a new approach that has resulted in policy and legislative changes....

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November 2007

UNITY: Prioritized Strategies to Prevent Violence Before it Occurs

This publication outlines strategies on violence prevention, including primary, secondary and tertiary approaches, that have been prioritized by UNITY Network cities.

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July 2003

Strengthening Communities: A Prevention Framework for Eliminating Health Disparities

This paper describes how a community-environmental approach could reduce health disparities in California.

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July 2004

The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation

This document highlights neighborhood-level changes to the built environment that can have a positive influence on the health of community residents, especially in low-income communities. The...

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April 2009

Realizing the Vision for a Healthier California: Opportunities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

RTVRead our recommendations for swift action and investments that will...

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April 2006

The Physician's Guide to Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

What clinicians need to know (and do) to prevent intimate partner violence from occurring in the first place.

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