Featured Accomplishments

March 18, 2019

To achieve health, safety, and wellbeing for all, we advance four interrelated strategies. We innovate solutions, build capacity, advance policy and systems change, and build momentum. Our featured accomplishments in these areas...

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March 2019

A Commitment to Health Equity Internally and Externally: Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is moving from theory to action as a leader in preventing domestic violence through a health equity lens. The coalition has created...

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March 2019

Gathering strength: A journey in centering the margins in the movement to prevent and end sexual and domestic violence

Throughout her journey, Beckie Masaki has centered her efforts on sharing power and elevating opportunities for groups who have been historically and continue to be marginalized. She believes that...

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March 2019

Project DOT: A New York City youth-driven, dual generational effort to re-envision social norms and promote healthy relationships

Project Dream, Own, Tell (Project DOT) is a youth leadership program that engages young people from marginalized communities in shifting norms for healthy relationships....

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March 2019

Fostering school environments that prevent teen dating violence and sexual harassment: Comprehensive prevention in California

With a growing evidence-base for interventions like Shifting Boundaries that focus on improving school environments to...

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March 2019

Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap in Alaska

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) is a statewide dual domestic violence and sexual assault coalition with 19-member organizations. Their vision is to promote and...

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February 2019

Wage equity and other worker supports in Ohio: How one coalition is getting started on a new domestic violence prevention strategy

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) believes that ending gender-based violence requires a collective voice for social and systemic change. Interested in improving economic supports for women...

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November 2018

Integrating Community Level IPV Prevention Into CHAs CHIPs

Prevention Institute participated in the California IPV and Health Policy Leadership Cohort and explored policy and practice changes to move upstream and address community-level factors...

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Community ownership and relationship building with multicultural communities: How Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA) supports holistic prevention in Indiana

Founded in 2008, Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is a statewide program focused on preventing sexual violence in traditionally marginalized communities in Indiana, including, Asian/Pacific Islander, immigrant, farmworker, Latino/Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native American, Indigenous, and people with disabilities. With the goal of establishing healthier relationships, families and communities, MESA organizes, engages, and mobilizes in culturally-informed ways.

 

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Community-Level Indicators: Advancements in Evaluating Sexual, Domestic and Other Forms of Violence Prevention

In this profile, Dr. Theresa Armstead behavioral scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)and Wendi L. Siebold, President and Senior Research Associate at Strategic Prevention Solutions share their expertise and experience in evaluating violence prevention at a community-level. Community level indicators look beyond individual behavior changes to describe changes within the community environment that have the potential to shape outcomes for the population as a whole. This evaluation method falls in line with movement in the violence prevention field to consider and influence factors at the community and societal levels of the social-ecological model. It also aligns with the field’s interest in addressing factors across many forms of violence, marked in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strategic direction toward connecting the dots between sexual, domestic and other forms of violence.

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