• Community Development Innovation Review: October 5, 2018

    Catalyzing Community Action for Mental Health and Wellbeing

    PI's Sheila Savannah and Larissa Estes co-authored this article in the Mental Health and Community Development issue of Community Development Innovation Review, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The article highlights the profound connections between poverty, place, and poor mental health, and presents opportunities for community development to play a role in mental health promotion.  

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  • American Journal of Managed Care: September 27, 2018

    Lessons From the Field on Improving Social Determinants of Health

    In American Journal of Managed Care, Allison Inserro covers the Building a Culture of Health conference where speakers offered national examples of best Social Determinants of Health practices. She quotes PI's Ruben Cantu, program manager at the Prevention Institute: "Trauma-informed care is becoming a standard, said but more focus has to be put on community trauma and adverse community experiences. Community trauma is a risk factor for violence, which in turn increases exposure to adverse childhood experiences," he said. He gave the example of working with public health departments to...

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  • California Health Report: September 25, 2018

    South Los Angeles Looks to End Cycle of Violence By Addressing Trauma

    In California Health Report, Claudia Boyd-Barrett writes about the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's new  Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center, "designed to be a therapeutic gathering spot where community members will have access to counseling, support groups, healing-focused workshops and exercise classes." The Center came from a three-year, county-led Trauma Prevention Initiative, and it aims to address the high rate of homicide and violence in South Los Angeles. PI's Rachel Davis and Lisa Fujie Parks are quoted.

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  • The Toronto Observer: September 18, 2018

    The painful lessons of a violent summer

    Jessica Lam of the Toronto Observer writes that Toronto Police Service Crime Statistics show an increase in shootings in the last year. She suggests the city consider approaches like those outlined in Prevention Institute's gun violence recommendations as a way to prevent future deaths and gun related-injuries.

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  • STAT News: August 2, 2018

    How we turned the idea of community-centered health into reality

    In STAT News, Andrea Caracostis and Jo Carcedo describe how the HOPE clinic, a community centered health home (CCHH) in Houston, is collaborating with nail salon workers across the Houston area to improve working conditions and protect them from chronic pain and exosure to toxic chemicals. The authors credit PI with the intial development of the CCHH model, which encourages health clinics to address living and working conditions outside of clinic walls that affect patients' health.

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  • WOSU Radio: July 27, 2018

    Cleveland Communities Grapple With Trauma From Gun Violence Spike

    PI is featured in this Cleveland radio story and news story on how communities are coping with trauma from gun violence:

    “The Prevention Institute, a policy think tank based in California, is also advocating for a public health focus to gun violence. It developed a process to address the problem by empowering the people who live in the embattled area.

    The action plans developed by this group are being embraced in Cleveland by Metro Heath Hospital system. Hospital officials say they are working with African-American pastors from several churches. This fall they hope to roll out a plan to focus on community trauma from gun violence in Cleveland neighborhoods.”

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  • Compton Herald: July 19, 2018

    L.A. Supervisors add safe, clean water to November 2018 ballot

    The Comptonn Herald writes - The LA County Board of Supervisors approved adding a parcel tax to the November 2018 ballot to fund clean water infrastructure projects that would most benefit vulnerable communities. The piece cites PI's latest report on water, and Manal Aboelata's testimony in favor of the measure.

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  • KPCC: July 17, 2018

    LA County voters to decide on new stormwater tax in November

    Sharon McNary of KPCC covers the LA County Board of Supervisors' vote on Tuesday for a land tax to fund projects that catch, clean, and reuse stormwater. If the LA County Flood Control District agrees, property owners would be taxed 2.5 cents for every square foot of land shedding water. In the audio, McNary features PI's Manal Aboelata, who explains how the proceeds from the tax would benefit the most vulnerable communities in LA.

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  • Davis Enterprise: July 6, 2018

    Communities — not the soda industry — should decide what’s best for their own health

    In the Davis Enterprise, PI's Juliet Sims covers the recent soda tax ban, and details how it threatens Californians' health and jeopardizes the policy making process more generally. "Assembly Bill 1838, which was foisted on lawmakers by the American Beverage Association, is a terrible blow to our state’s public health. There’s something very wrong when multinational corporations working behind closed doors can stop California communities from protecting the health of their own residents."

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