Want up-to-the-minute prevention information, new tools, and links to news stories, new studies, and an overview of oft-debated issues - from soda taxes to health reform to violence prevention? Part of Prevention Institute's mission is to connect advocates, community groups and policymakers with each other, and with the latest in prevention strategy and thinking--and it's easier than ever thanks to social media platforms. We invite you to join these conversations:
We’re debuting the Prevention Institute Facebook page—‘Like’ Prevention Institute on Facebook this week for a chance to win a free copy of our landmark textbook, Prevention is Primary. We’ll give away copies to five randomly selected Facebook fans who become part of the community this week. More importantly, you’ll have a chance to connect, share resources and discover vital prevention information. Click here to read about about pop-up playgrounds, farmer's markets and the most dangerous place in America for pedestrians.
Prevention Institute’s Twitter feed, @preventioninst, filters prevention news from across the country - the latest data-rich studies to make the case, plus blogs and opinions from prevention leaders. From built environment strategies to the cost-savings of bike friendly cities, we’ve sifted out the best stories. (Don’t forget to follow our initiatives @jointuse, @Strat_Alliance and @UNITYinitiative.) Tweet us and we’ll share your info, too!
What do scraper bikes and piano stairs have to do with prevention? Find out on Prevention Institute’s Youtube page. You can watch our own videos, like From Kools to Cancer Sticks: How quality prevention changed tobacco norms, which explores how prevention efforts, including banning smoking in public places, promoting healthy eating and preventing violence, can result in healthier, safer communities. You’ll also find a selection of community videos on farmer’s markets, joint use, preventing violence - and yes, scraper bikes.
Bookmark www.huffingtonpost.com/larry to find our editorials in the Huffington Post, and learn more about how prevention paradigms can be applied to topical issues. Past posts have included Food Industry: Walk the Talk to Protect our Kids' Health, Prevention Works: Affordable Care Act Is Already Building Health Where You Live, AAA: Their Policies should be as Good as their Service, and As American as Apple Pie: When Policies Protect Health.
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