New Resources on Environmental and Policy Change
1. Championing Change: Elected Officials Act Locally to Make their Communities Healthier. A growing number of local elected officials understand that health begins at home--in the communities where people live and work. Faced with an epidemic of preventable chronic disease, these officials understand the need to work with residents and neighborhood leaders to make their communities healthier.
2. The Role of Community Culture in Efforts to Create Healthier, Safer, and More Equitable Places. Drawn on the experiences of numerous communities working to advance place-based prevention efforts, this workbook is designed to help community health practitioners learn more about the role of community culture in environmental change efforts.
3. A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity, a new resource designed to help public health practitioners advance health equity through community prevention strategies that focus on policy, systems, and environmental improvements.
4. Walk On: Strategies to Promote Walkable Communities. This report explores the nuts and bolts of planning and policies that can help make communities more walkable. It includes case studies on rural and urban communities that are making real strides to encourage walking.
5. Towards a 21th Century Approach. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we interviewed more than 50 public health and community leaders. Their thought-provoking comments helped us shape a coherent strategy for how public health can thrive in the 21st century.
6. What's Good for Health is Good for Business. This resource guide for public health departments and coalitions outlines the steps involved in forging successful community prevention partnerships with local businesses.
New Resources on Health Reform and Community Centered Health Homes
7. How Do We Pay for a Healthy Population? PI researchers talked to health-system innovators around the country and identified four ways funds in the healthcare system can be targeted to population health measures that prioritize prevention.
8. Profiles in Innovation: Health Leaders Pursue New Strategies to Keep Their Communities Healthy. Across the country, health innovators are challenging old ways of delivering health services and developing cutting-edge strategies to address community conditions and improve the health of their patients. We spoke with four health leaders about these new approaches and their impact.
9. Community-Centered Health Homes: Bridging the gap between health services and community prevention. Our brief outlines an approach that community health centers can take to promote community health and prevention while delivering high quality services to patients.
New Resources from UNITY/Preventing Violence
10. City Voices and Perspectives. UNITY profiled the work of our partners in Baltimore, Boston and Louisville this year. Read other publications in the City Voices and Perspectives series for how UNITY cities across the U.S. are preventing violence.
11. Addressing and Preventing Trauma at the Community Level. Changing the environment of communities that have experienced deep, collective trauma requires special understanding and insight. In this resource, UC San Francisco Associate Professor Howard Pinderhughes describes community-level trauma and what can be done about it.
12. Shifting the Paradigm: UNITY's Impact on the Practice of Prevention presents major findings of the 2013 UNITY evaluation. For example, more than 70 percent of national partners see UNITY as a viable model for preventing violence.
New Resources for a Healthier California
13. California Blog. The new blog of Strategic Alliance began this year and featured 14 posts on topics related to a healthier, more equitable California.
New Resources Related to Healthy Food Environments and Food Marketing
14. New Soda Tax Makes Mexico a Leading Guardian of Public Health. In the country that consumes more soda per capita than any in the world, where the former president had been the top executive for Coca-Cola, the national Congress struck a blow for public health by passing a one-peso-per-liter tax on soda and an 8 percent tax on junk food. From our blog in Huffington Post.