East San Jose PEACE Partnership uses community strengths to counteract violence and trauma.
The East San Jose PEACE (Prevention Efforts Advance Community Equity) Partnership is a comprehensive violence prevention effort working to build a healthy, peaceful, and empowered community throughout three zip codes of San Jose, CA. The PEACE Partnership unites neighborhood residents, grassroots community organizations, businesses, healthcare organizations, youth leaders, schools, and many Santa Clara County and San Jose government agencies.
With backbone support from the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health and funding from the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI), they’re working to achieve health equity for East San Jose residents by pushing for policies and practices to improve the community environment. These include advocating for affordable housing, promoting safe relationships and youth leadership, reducing access to dangerous weapons, creating community gathering spaces, and beautifying the neighborhood.
Prevention Institute supports the PEACE Partnership through a contract with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. We provide training, technical assistance and consultation on prevention of community violence and intimate partner violence, promotion of health equity and community resilience, multisector collaboration, communications and narrative change, and community-driven policy and systems change. We help to ensure that all aspects of the work embody the Partnership’s values of distributed leadership that centers the needs and power of residents, and racial, gender, and generational justice.
The East San Jose PEACE Partnership is one of six pilots in California supported by the CACHI initiative. CACHI is funded by The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California Foundation, and Sierra Health Foundation.