• AlterNet: February 26, 2018

    How Two Local Communities Are Fighting Back Against the Trauma of Global Climate Change

    PI's Ruben Cantu's latest blog featured in AlterNet, "Building community resilience to weather climate change," explores how climate change is even more destructive to communities that already face adverse experiences:

    "While we all share the same warming planet, the effects of climate change aren’t experienced evenly across societies. Climate change poses a disproportionate threat to communities that already face multiple challenges, including economic disinvestment, higher rates of violence, and exposure to other environmental hazards."

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  • February 17, 2018

    Inside the newsroom: Students have the loudest voices in school shooting

     

    In the wake of Parkland, Doug Wilks of Deseret News reports on how students across the country are advocating for policy change and community-driven solutions to protect communities from gun violence. "They are turning their terror into anger, and action, something lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and perhaps adults in general, have chosen not to do." He highlights the importance of approaching the gun violence epidemic with different lenses, citing Prevention Institute as an organization that views gun violence as a public health crisis.

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  • High Desert Daily Press: February 7, 2018

    St. Joseph Health brings community groups together to work on solving High Desert problems

    High Desert Daily Press covers how folks in High Desert are looking to the St. Joseph Health  Community Partnership Fund's  Intersections Initiative for a community prevention approach to issues like homelessness, crime, and housing. PI's Sandra Vierra is quoted: “We need to be part of the policy-making process so we can turn things around,” Vierra said. “Our call to action, or opportunity, is to move upstream and get to the root of the problem.”

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  • Houston Business Journal: February 5, 2018

    Houston foundation launches $10M initiative to improve community health

    In the Houston Chronicle, Jen Para writes about Houston's Episcopal Health Foundation's new initiative to invest in 13 clinics in greater Houston and Austin, as well as Texas cities Waco and Tyler. The program, called the Texas Community Centered Health Homes, is one of the most recent CCHH initiatives, first developed by Prevention Institute in 2011.

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  • POLITICO: January 16, 2018

    A prescription for ... resiliency?

    In her POLITICO article, "A prescription for...resiliency?" Chelsea Conaboy highlights the importance of forging strong parental or alternative caregiver bonds in early childhood, citing Prevention Institute's work with Honolulu's Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange and Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services. Loving early childhood relationships, she maintains, likely protect against chronic mental health and physical conditions that often appear in adults who suffered trauma in their early years. Kokua Kalihi Valley is part of Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys, a national initiative administered by PI and funded by The Movember Foundation.

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  • Moving Healthcare Upstream: January 11, 2018

    A community prevention approach to mental health can improve physical health outcomes as well

    PI's blog, "A community prevention approach to mental health can improve physical health outcomes as well," was published on the Moving Healthcare Upstream website. A summary of our recent paper, "Back to Our Roots," the blog explores how health leaders can, and should, go upstream and use community prevention knowledge to influence mental health outcomes.

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  • Rising Up with Sonali: January 10, 2018

    Moving Beyond #MeToo To Preventing Sexual Violence

    PI's Lisa Fujie Parks joined Sonali Kolhatkar, host of Rising Up with Sonali to discuss building on the success of #MeToo to emphasize preventing sexual harassment and violence in the first place.

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  • Health Affairs: January 4, 2018

    To Address Opioids And Diseases Of Despair, Communities Must Build Resilience

    In a new Health Affairs blog post, PI's Larissa Estes and Benjamin F. Miller of Well Being Trust call for a national resilience strategy to address 'diseases of despair,' such as substance misuse and suicide: "Only by understanding the underlying causes of these diseases that are holding our communities hostage will we be able to adequately support those who need immediate treatment and “space” to heal; prevent addiction from taking hold of our loved ones and neighbors; and shore up the overall health and well-being of entire communities."

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