Prevention Institute: Partnering to achieve thriving, equitable communities

This video tells the story of Prevention Institute’s equity-driven, upstream, community-level approach to public health. It focuses on two communities we collaborated with that brought together community members, government agencies, grassroots nonprofits, and health organizations to improve the community conditions that shape health. In Honolulu, through the Making Connections initiative, a community health center and its partners are helping boys of color heal and thrive by incorporating the community’s rich cultural traditions into leadership training and multi-generational mentoring at a local bicycle exchange. In Milwaukee, the Office of Violence Prevention developed the Milwaukee Blueprint for Peace, a comprehensive violence-prevention plan that’s coincided with a three-year decline in Milwaukee homicides and non-fatal shootings. This video was made possible with support from The Kresge Foundation, The Movember Foundation, and others.