Strategies for Youth and Neighborhood Centered (SYNC) Safety is a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded project designed to increase partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve Black and Brown communities with inequitable risk for violence and educate the field about the role of public health in building safer communities. To improve capacity to establish and maintain partnerships within and across sectors, Prevention Institute has assembled a team of leading organizations, networks, and practitioners focused on community and youth violence prevention with an emphasis on advancing safety in Black and Brown communities.
Together, this project team will recruit and establish a learning community focused on understanding how CBOs can integrate and strengthen the principles and practices of a public health approach into their community safety work to prevent and reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths. Virtual and in-person workshops for the learning community will include implementing data-to-action, developing a community prevention strategy, the importance of multi-sectoral comprehensive approaches to community and youth violence prevention, and information on the latest science on evidence-based injuries and deaths.
Key deliverables of this project include 1) a community and youth violence prevention workshop curriculum, 2) an “At a Glance” document to synthesize CDC’s updated Community Violence Prevention Resource for Action for community-based organizations (to be released in spring 2024), and 3) a collection of stories of how communities are implementing youth and community violence prevention strategies.
The project will draw on core community safety tools and frameworks—including CDC’s Resource for Action, and Prevention Institute’s Community Safety Realized—to guide curriculum development and learning community activities.
Project partners include:
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This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. NU38OT000305 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the CDC.