Structural racism is a determinant of violence; racial justice is a determinant of safety.
In 2021, in collaboration with the Division of Violence Prevention, Prevention Institute researched the ways that communities can achieve safety addressing structural racism. Based on that work and input from leaders and practitioners across the country, we developed this set of modules to assist violence prevention partners integrate health equity and racial justice into their practices, programming, and policy work.
The modules contain specific action steps that CDC program recipients, staff, and other partners can use to operationalize racial justice principles within their strategic approaches to preventing violence and promoting safe, thriving communities. Module 1 reviews the racial justice principles while Modules 2 and 3 demonstrate how these principles are applied to two key strategies within the public health approach to addressing multiple forms of violence.