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A Healthy Future for California

Our call to action outlines key priorities and recommendations to make California a healthier, safer and more equitable state.
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New Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners

Check out this new resource, designed to help public health practitioners advance health equity through community prevention strategies.

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Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing

Read our landmark textbook, and learn best-practices, concrete prevention tools, and strategies to strengthen prevention and community efforts. Download the first chapter and order the full text.

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UNITY Fact Sheets: Links Between Violence and Chronic Diseases, Mental Illness and Poor Learning

Read the latest fact sheets from PI's Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) on how violence affects other health problems and community concerns, such as chronic diseases, mental illness and poor learning. More

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What's Good for Health is Good for Business: Engaging the Business Community in Prevention Efforts

Our newest resource guide outlines the steps involved in forging successful community prevention partnerships with local businesses. More

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Prevention Tools


  • PI’s Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed: With soda tax, Philly pioneers healthier path Read PI's op-ed examining the national implications this historic victory represents for public health and equity, and the role it could play in building momentum for soda tax initiatives in cities across the country.Read More
  • PI Featured in NBC TV Bay Area Segment Linking Inequities and Violence PI Board Member Howard Pinderhughes, who is actively engaged with our violence prevention and mental health initiatives, is featured in this NBC Bay Area TV segment about the growing opportunity gap in different parts of Oakland. The piece concludes by saying the City is taking a "public health approach to violence.Read More
  • Hiring Announcement: Communications Assistant

    Prevention Institute (PI) is seeking applications for the position of Communications Assistant. Determined to improve health and safety for everyone, PI is a public health nonprofit that builds prevention and equity into key policies and actions to transform the places where people live, work, play, and learn. PI's work is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach and a strong commitment to community participation and promotion of equitable health outcomes among all social and economic groups. Since its founding in 1997, PI has forged a strong track record in developing tools, building momentum for primary prevention, and in moving policy- and decision-makers toward an ever greater focus on community well-being and prevention. Our topical work includes advancing community prevention through health systems transformation; promoting health equity; fostering healthy environments, such as those that support healthy eating and active living; mental health and well-being and preventing injury, including violence, and trauma.

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