Building Momentum for Prevention
The UNITY Strategy Convening Synthesis outlines UNITY priorities as we move forward. Based on input from the steering committee, city representatives and other partners, our goals include changing norms so violence is not tolerated in any community, and engaging justice and grassroots groups more fully. Read the UNITY Strategy Convening Synthesis to see how UNITY’s efforts overlap with your work.
Public Health Leaders Spotlight Violence Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching a quarterly webinar series that emphasizes violence prevention as a public health priority.
Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
2 to 3:30 p.m. EST
Read the announcement.
Public health is an important partner in multi-sectoral approaches and can help communities address the complex underlying factors that contribute to violence. Read UNITY’s A Public Health Approach to Preventing Violence: FAQ to learn more.
Safety in the State Health Agenda
Designed to inform candidates and newly-elected officials, Our Health is California’s Health lays out the agenda for a healthier California and notably includes safety as a key component of health. This document was developed with input from more than 20 leading organizations, and we encourage organizations in California to endorse the proposed agenda. For those not in California, Our Health is California’s Health can serve as a model for your efforts to include violence prevention in local, regional and state initiatives to improve health.
Overview of UNITY’s First Five Years
A Five-Year Snapshot provides an overview of outcomes and findings from UNITY’s first five years supporting local efforts to prevent violence. A Five-Year Snapshot includes recommendations for preventing violence, and the UNITY Urban Agenda provides concrete steps for cities to reduce gang violence, school drop-out rates, shootings and homicides.
UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the CDC's national youth violence prevention initiative, Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE), and in part by The California Wellness Foundation.
"Violence is not the problem of one neighborhood or group, and the response and solutions are not the responsibility of one sector of the community or of one agency, professional group, or business. Coming together and owning this problem and the solutions are central."
-Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Harvard School of Public Health