Reducing street violence in U.S. cities takes a coordinated strategy that spans many sectors, not only programs. The UNITY Urban Agenda is mentioned as a resource for addressing urban violence as a preventable, public health issue.
Growing up in communities affected by violence negatively impacts young people's physical, mental and emotional development. UNITY is mentioned as an initiative that argues for public health involvement in preventing violence.
More cities across the United States are approaching violence as a public health issue and implementing strategies to prevent violence in the first place. Prevention Institute's UNITY City Network and UNITY Roadmap are cited.
Reforming our criminal justice system requires a commitment to preventing violence, promoting health and supporting a more vibrant and humane society. UNITY co-chair Deborah Prothrow-Stith is quoted and UNITY is cited as an effective violence prevention initiative.
Multnomah County, OR is working to prevent violence by enlisting community partners in public health, schools, law enforcement and local nonprofits to change social norms around youth violence. PI's Rachel Davis is quoted
Last week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee cut $19.7 million in funding for youth violence prevention—the Centers for Disease Control ‘s entire budget for national violence prevention. UNITY's Rachel Davis weighs in on how these funds are crucial in addressing violence through a public health approach.
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee cut $19.7 million from the Centers for Disease Control's Youth Violence Prevention measures - the only federally-funded program that tackles youth violence through public health initiatives. UNITY's Rachel Davis comments on how these cuts will undermine current violence prevention efforts across the country.
Federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention preventing violence efforts is in peril. Read how these cuts will affect Portland, OR and other cities across the country, working to prevent youth violence. UNITY's Rachel Davis is quoted.
Minneapolis' City Blueprint for Action looks at preventing youth violence through a public health lens. Part of UNITY city network, Minneapolis is working to address the root causes of violence in order to prevent it, before it occurs.