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12 for 2012: Prevention Institute’s most popular resources

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In the last year, Prevention Institute has continued to build our library of free, online publications, tools and resources designed to help you put prevention and equity at the center of community wellbeing. We invite you to start 2012 by reading, watching and sharing our 12 most popular resources of 2011. Print a copy of the list here.

  1. Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing: Hundreds of public health teachers and leaders joined webinars highlighting the 2011 edition of our landmark textbook, designed to prepare public health advocates, the primary care workforce, and community-based organizations to fully participate in the new national conversation on prevention. Find best-practices, concrete prevention tools, and strategies to strengthen community efforts. Download the first chapter, and order your copy today.
  2. We're Not Buying It: Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids: Think Big Food is on the side of health? Think again. Our two-minute video highlighting deceptive marketing to children, debunking industry claims, and exploring the latest research on kids health and advertising has been viewed over 24,000 times in the past three months. Join thousands of others in sending a letter urging the President to support the IWG guidelines and stand up for the health of our kids.
  3. UNITY Fact Sheets: Links Between Violence and Chronic Diseases, Mental Illness and Poor Learning, and Links Between Violence and Health Equity: Fact sheets from PI's Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) have been shared by the CDC, WHO, and many other public health networks. Find out how violence affects other health problems and community concerns, such as chronic diseases, mental illness, poor learning and equitable health outcomes.
  4. Spectrum of Prevention: Prevention Institute's signature tool is designed to help conceptualize multifaceted strategies for supporting health, in the first place. Use our unique framework to explore and identify opportunities to create comprehensive change within organizations, institutions, and in the political sphere. Get started now.
  5. Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children's Food: The Atlantic, Time Magazine, the LATimes and many others covered our 2011 expose of deceptive food marketing to kids. Claiming Health looked at packages with front of package labeling--symbols that identify healthier products--and found that 84% of products studied didn't meet basic nutritional standards.
  6. Health Equity and Prevention Primer: Public health professionals and graduate programs are now incorporating this web-based training series into their trainings and curricula, to support public health practitioners and advocates interested in policy advocacy, community change and multi-sector engagement to achieve health equity.
  7. Developing Effective Coalitions: An 8-Step Guide: Create lasting coalitions with our detailed guide, designed to help partnerships launch and stabilize successfully, while supporting advocates and practitioners in every aspect of the process. Get started now.
  8. Community-Centered Health Homes: Bridging the gap between health services and community prevention: Read our research-informed recommendations for ways in which health care providers can engage in community prevention, by promoting community health even as they deliver high quality medical services to individuals. Read now.
  9. Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living: Our brief on how the inter-relationship between violence and healthy eating and activity affects community health was shared at a Congressional Briefing in 2011, co-sponsored by Senator Tom Harkin and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Find out how you can prevent chronic disease in communities heavily impacted by violence.
  10. The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation: Read our community examples from across the country, and learn how neighborhood-level changes to the built environment can have a positive influence on the health, especially in low-income communities.
  11. A Time of Opportunity: Local Solutions to Reduce Inequities in Health and Safety: Prevention Institute and Tony Iton, MD, as Director of the Alameda Department of Public Health, prepared this report for the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Health Disparities. Learn how policy solutions at the community, regional and state level can help to reduce inequities in health and safety.
  12. NPT Reports: Children's Health Crisis - Prevention: What will it take to improve the health of all children in Tennessee? Through conversations with health care professionals, parents and policy makers - including PI's Larry Cohen, this video explores a view of health that extends beyond medical care; where healthy lifestyle choices are accessible, affordable and a part of every day life.
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