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October 25, 2012

Join UNITY at APHA Next Week

UNITY invites you to a special session of the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, Prevention Works: A Public Health Approach to Preventing Violence that Affects Youth on Tuesday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m. in San Francisco. UNITY Project Director Rachel Davis will moderate the session, which will highlight local innovations in Cleveland and San Diego. Professor Howard Pinderhughes of UC San Francisco will present on UNITY, and the session also features Howard Spivak, director of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Get amped up for the special session:

UNITY and Prevention Institute will be live-Tweeting from @UNITYinitiative and @preventioninst, using the #APHA2012 hashtag. Tweet with us, and spread the word that violence is a preventable public health issue!

We hope to also see you at these sessions, featuring experts from APHA and other UNITY partners:


A Prevention Institute initiative, UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and in part by The Kresge Foundation. For more information, visit www.preventioninstitute.org/unity.

UNITY City Network Convenes in Minneapolis

Representatives from 23 cities across the U.S. gathered in October to share advice, learn from each other, and to be inspired by the success of Minneapolis’ strategic plan to prevent violence, the Blueprint for Action. For more information, read the city’s news release on the event and these remarks by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. Congratulations to the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support and its local partners on a successful event! The Blueprint for Action was also highlighted in “Beyond Bars,” an article published in the most recent issue of the National Conference of State Legislatures magazine.

VPC Launches New Website

Explore the new website of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles (VPC), a UNITY partner. The website features a UNITY page and a description of the Angel of Peace Award. The 2012 award recipients are UNITY Co-Chair Billie Weiss, and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC.  

Upcoming Webinar on November 12 

James Gilligan and The Glendon Institute present the webinar “Why Does Violence Occur and How Can We Prevent It?” on Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon PT. For details, see the registration page.


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