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Uplifting Contextual and Experiential Evidence (UCEE), a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded project, will identify best practices for integrating contextual (i.e., measurable factors in the community that may impact the success of a prevention strategy) and experiential (i.e., the collective experience and expertise of those who have practiced or lived in a particular setting, or lived experience) evidence into an accepted and institutionalized science base. This project builds off on modules developed by PI to embed health equity and racial justice in community safety work to support local government partners preventing multiple forms of violence. A landscape scan of best practices, dialogue with people across the country to gain perspectives on engagement practices, and partnerships with community partners will elevate the key considerations for strengthening violence prevention strategies.
Health equity and racial justice, and leveraging multiple types of evidence and data to improve strategies and accountability to communities most impacted by multiple forms of violence will be central to the project. Activities include facilitating listening sessions with governmental and nongovernmental partners. These dialogues will help to identify equity-centered engagement practices to better embed multiple types of data in violence prevention practices. We will supplement contextual and experiential data with a landscape scan to ensure utilization of multiple types of evidence and data across city government sectors. The development of a best and emerging practices guide with technical assistance tools will be disseminated to partners and subject matter experts.
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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.