• 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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  • Sleuth Radio: December 28, 2017

    Food Sleuth Radio, Leslie Mikkelsen Interview

    Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews PI's Leslie Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen explains that our environment, and the public policies that affect the kinds of foods that are accessible, available and affordable, play the most critical role in supporting healthful food choices and preventing chronic disease. 

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  • Oxford University Press Blog: December 12, 2017

    Communities can prevent violence

    Oxford University Press features a blog by PI's Larry Cohen on what communities can do to prevent violence from occurring in the first place.

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