Moore guided the city’s development of its first comprehensive violence prevention plan
Prevention Institute is pleased to announce that Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention at the Milwaukee Health Department, will be joining the organization’s board of directors. Moore is a national champion for preventing and reducing violence by applying a public health approach to the problem. The development of Milwaukee’s Blueprint for Peace, which Moore facilitated with support from Prevention Institute, has coincided with a 3-year decline in Milwaukee homicides and non-fatal shootings.
“Reggie represents a new generation of public health leaders who are bringing fresh thinking and a new approach to improving health, safety, and wellbeing. Prevention Institute is very lucky to have him joining our board and bringing his creativity, dedication to health equity, and experience with community trauma and resilience to all areas of our work,” said Rachel Davis, PI’s executive director.
Since 2016, Moore has overseen the development and implementation of strategy, programs, and partnerships for the Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, which promotes strategies to reduce violence in neighborhoods, families, and schools. Previously, Moore was founder and executive director of two organizations, the Center for Youth Engagement, which focused on advancing quality youth development policies and practices in the US and across the world, and Urban Underground, which promotes a new generation of young leaders committed to building safe and sustainable communities through community organizing and civic engagement. Throughout his career, Moore worked at several youth organizations and the Movement Strategy Center, where he supported the development of the National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a program of the Executive Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a national philanthropic alliance that evaluates promising approaches, advocates for effective public policy and systems change, and invests in young men as assets for America’s future. He has served on several boards of directors, including Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing, and Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee.
“Prevention Institute has been a credible and consistent force for advancing public health solutions that promote the safety and wellbeing of children, families, and communities,” Moore said. “I am excited to join the organization at a critical point in its growth to deepen and expand its impact throughout the country.
Prevention Institute is a national nonprofit with offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Its mission is to build prevention and health equity into key policies and actions at the federal, state, local, and organizational level to ensure that the places where all people live, work, play, and learn foster health, safety, and wellbeing.
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