• California Health Report: November 26, 2018

    New Initiative Encourages Community-Generated Efforts to Prevent Domestic Violence

    California Health Report features PI's Safety Through Connection initiative, designed to address domestic violence in CA. PI's Lisa Fujie Parks is quoted: “We want to expand the types and diversity of groups that are coming to the table and taking on this issue,” said Lisa Fujie Parks, associate program director of the Prevention Institute. “These are the people who are best positioned to lead a change process that’s by and for the community, and not something that’s imposed by an outside expert.”

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  • A Plus: November 5, 2018

    Why Movember's About So Much More Than Growing A Mustache

    In her article about the Movember Foundation's annual campaign to raise awareness for men's health issues, Anna Papachristos highlights PI and the Making Connections initiative: "The Movember Foundation partnered with the Prevention Institute to fund the Making Connections program, which impacts 14 different communities across the U.S. in a variety of ways. The initiative emphasizes community-led programs that underscore the importance of mental health and social connections, and their link with community well-being. While each site has designed and implemented very different projects, all are focused on building partnerships and implementing preventive, community-based strategies designed to improve the mental health and well-being of men and boys across the country."

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  • American Planning association: November 1, 2018

    Safety Beyond Barriers

    PI's Lisa Fujie Parks was interviewed and featured in the November 2018 issue of Planning Magazine. The article, 'Safety Beyond Barriers,' focuses on planning for safety, and Parks is quoted: "Built enviornment professionals should be focusoed on creating public spaces that reduce anziety, respond to real human needs, foster meaningfu social connections, and promote healing, peace, and unity."

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  • Community Development Innovation Review: October 5, 2018

    Catalyzing Community Action for Mental Health and Wellbeing

    PI's Sheila Savannah and Larissa Estes co-authored this article in the Mental Health and Community Development issue of Community Development Innovation Review, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The article highlights the profound connections between poverty, place, and poor mental health, and presents opportunities for community development to play a role in mental health promotion.  

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  • American Journal of Managed Care: September 27, 2018

    Lessons From the Field on Improving Social Determinants of Health

    In American Journal of Managed Care, Allison Inserro covers the Building a Culture of Health conference where speakers offered national examples of best Social Determinants of Health practices. She quotes PI's Ruben Cantu, program manager at the Prevention Institute: "Trauma-informed care is becoming a standard, said but more focus has to be put on community trauma and adverse community experiences. Community trauma is a risk factor for violence, which in turn increases exposure to adverse childhood experiences," he said. He gave the example of working with public health departments to...

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  • California Health Report: September 25, 2018

    South Los Angeles Looks to End Cycle of Violence By Addressing Trauma

    In California Health Report, Claudia Boyd-Barrett writes about the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's new  Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center, "designed to be a therapeutic gathering spot where community members will have access to counseling, support groups, healing-focused workshops and exercise classes." The Center came from a three-year, county-led Trauma Prevention Initiative, and it aims to address the high rate of homicide and violence in South Los Angeles. PI's Rachel Davis and Lisa Fujie Parks are quoted.

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  • The Toronto Observer: September 18, 2018

    The painful lessons of a violent summer

    Jessica Lam of the Toronto Observer writes that Toronto Police Service Crime Statistics show an increase in shootings in the last year. She suggests the city consider approaches like those outlined in Prevention Institute's gun violence recommendations as a way to prevent future deaths and gun related-injuries.

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  • STAT News: August 2, 2018

    How we turned the idea of community-centered health into reality

    In STAT News, Andrea Caracostis and Jo Carcedo describe how the HOPE clinic, a community centered health home (CCHH) in Houston, is collaborating with nail salon workers across the Houston area to improve working conditions and protect them from chronic pain and exosure to toxic chemicals. The authors credit PI with the intial development of the CCHH model, which encourages health clinics to address living and working conditions outside of clinic walls that affect patients' health.

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  • WOSU Radio: July 27, 2018

    Cleveland Communities Grapple With Trauma From Gun Violence Spike

    PI is featured in this Cleveland radio story and news story on how communities are coping with trauma from gun violence:

    “The Prevention Institute, a policy think tank based in California, is also advocating for a public health focus to gun violence. It developed a process to address the problem by empowering the people who live in the embattled area.

    The action plans developed by this group are being embraced in Cleveland by Metro Heath Hospital system. Hospital officials say they are working with African-American pastors from several churches. This fall they hope to roll out a plan to focus on community trauma from gun violence in Cleveland neighborhoods.”

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