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.
The San Francisco Chronicle features PI's Alisha Somji and Sarah Mittermaier's op-ed on how communities can change harmful societal norms, and increase our understanding of 'masculinity' to prevent sexual harassment from happening in the first place.
In her latest piece in Health Affairs Blog, Lexi Nolen covers The Episcopal Health Foundation's investment in health system transformation via the Texas Community Centered Health Homes (CCHH) Initiative. The CCHH model goes beyond individual care to promote community-level prevention by addressing community conditions (food, mental health, environment, etc.) that affect health. Over the past year, EHF has worked with PI to develop and implement CCHH models within 13 community-based clinics in Texas.
Merdies Hayes reports on Prevention Institute's purchase of a building at 4315 Leimert Blvd in Leimert Park, where it has rented space for the last two years. The new office is strategically placed in an area where staff can help ensure that future community developments like the light rail truly benefit all residents.
The Sacramento Bee features an op-ed by Pi’s Lisa Fujie Parks and Prevent Connect’s David S. Lee on increased media attention to incidents of sexual violence, and the opportunity it presents for practitioners and leaders to implement programs and policy to prevent harassment in the first place.
House and Senate bills awaiting full approval by December do not contain dollars for the program known as Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health or REACH. Tarryn Mento of KPBS quotes PI's Sana Chehimi, urging lawmakers to restore the REACH program.