• The Hill: August 27, 2019

    The effects of housing discrimination on health can reverberate for decades

    In their op ed in The Hill, Brian Smedley of the National Collaborative for Health Equity and PI's Rachel Davis report on the history of housing discrimination in America, and its detrimental impacts on health. In the article they denounce the new proposal from HUD, which will threaten a standard under the Fair Housing Act that makes it illegal for banks, landlords, developers, and others to implement housing policies that have discriminatory consequences.

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  • London Live with Mike Stubbs : August 14, 2019

    London Live with Mike Stubbs

    On the August 13 episode of "London Live," Mike Stubbs interviews PI's Rachel Davis about the state of gun control in the United States. Rachel talks about how, despite the divisiveness of the issue, communities across the nation are taking a public health approach to gun control by implementing practices and programs to reduce gun violence. Rachel's portion of the interview begins at 25:20.

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  • Oxford University Press: August 13, 2019

    Addressing Community Trauma and Building Community Resilience to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Addiction

    PI's chapter in "A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic" describes how a community trauma informed approach can help to address and mitigate the exposures, behaviors, and high levels of hopelessness that fuel the opioid crisis. The chapter also explores how primary prevention strategies can complement opioid treatment and long-term recovery interventions and address other conditions that co-occur in communities experiencing trauma.

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  • Medium: August 9, 2019

    More Trees. Less Domestic Violence

    This article in Medium highlights how greening in urban spaces can reduce the risk of multiple forms of violence and increase feelings of wellbeing. However, increased investment can lead to gentrification, and the author cites Prevention Institute's recent paper as a resource for planners and public health practitioners to prevent displacement: "Prevention Institute, in its paper, “Healthy Development without Displacement: Realizing the Vision of Healthy Communities for All,” provides resources for ensuring well-intended efforts like greening or cleaning of urban places maintains as central local inhabitant interests. Nicer areas might attract more investment, bigger buildings, and then more investments, which in turn drives costs up and local residents out."

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  • Mental Health America: July 22, 2019

    To Improve Mental Health, We Need To Take On Social and Racial Injustice

    In their latest blog in Mental Health America, PI's Ruben Cantu and Dana Fields-Johnson highlight several Making Connections coalitions that are working to improve mental health for communities of color, immigrants and refugees, and the LGBTQ community. Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys is funded by The Movember Foundation and coordinated by Prevention Institute. 

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  • California Health Report: July 18, 2019

    State Water Agreement is a Victory for Health Equity

    In a victory for health and human rights, California Governor Gavin Newsome is preparing to sign a recent state bill to fund improvements to the state's drinking water system. In her op-ed in California Health Report, PI's Elva Yanez applauds the communities and policy advocates behind the bill while calling on the field of public health to take further action to make water safe and accessible for all communities.

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  • San Francisco Chronicle: July 14, 2019

    Open Forum: Big Soda remains Sacramento’s beverage of choice

    In her op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, PI's Leslie Mikkelsen calls out the beverage industry as they stymied 5 bills this legislative session, all designed to reduce children's consumption of sugary beverages. "Bills to tax sugary drinks, put warning labels on them, keep them out of checkout lanes, cap serving sizes and limit discounts were all stopped or stalled." She calls on lawmakers to remember that the onus is not on parents to stop their children from drinking sweetened drinks, but on the American Beverage Association, which designs its marketing to get kids hooked on soda.

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