Mar 18, 2013 -
Webinar: Links Between Multiple Forms of Violence
All violence is connected, and recognizing the links between different forms of violence can strengthen prevention efforts. Join UNITY Managers Annie Lyles and Xavier Morales to learn about cross-cutting solutions that address multiple forms of violence at once and can prevent childhood trauma....
Mar 7, 2013 -
UNITY at Sacramento Committee Meeting
UNITY Project Director Rachel Davis will present on preventing violence using the public health approach, to California Conference of Local Health Officers. Rachel will describe to the Chronic Disease Committee how a comprehensive prevention strategy can reduce violence statewide.
Feb 27, 2013 -
UNITY in New Orleans
UNITY and the local team leaders will discuss opportunities for preventing violence within the NOLA for Life initiative. UNITY staff will share advice for New Orleans based on the success of other UNITY cities, and will also facilitate a meeting in Central City to launch the community engagement...
Jan 24, 2013 -
UNITY Supports Anti-Violence Planning in San Diego
UNITY will present at this meeting of the San Diego City Heights Anti-Violence Task Force, a diverse group that includes representatives from schools, social services, law enforcement and other sectors. Annie Lyles will introduce a process for developing strategy priorities for 2013 and share how...
Jan 14, 2013 -
UNITY Session for CDC STRYVE Grantees
UNITY facilitated a dialogue among four local health departments working to prevent violence, as part of a two-day meeting in Atlanta hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among other topics, UNITY and the STRYVE grantees discussed strategies to secure additional funding...
Dec 6, 2012 -
UNITY at the NBCSL Annual Legislative Conference
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) invited UNITY to present at its Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Congressperson Bobby Scott will join UNITY Project Director Rachel Davis on a panel about violence as a matter of public health. Rachel will share recommendations...
Oct 28, 2012 -
UNITY Hosts Mixer to Celebrate APHA Annual Meeting
Join UNITY for a mixer in San Francisco to kick off the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting. Come to relax and meet APHA President-Elect Adewale Troutman and Howard Spivak, director of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This...
Oct 27, 2012 -
Join UNITY at the APHA Annual Meeting
UNITY invites you to Prevention Works: A Public Health Approach to Preventing Violence that Affects Youth, a special session of the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting. Join us in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m. to learn about innovations in Cleveland and San...
Oct 19, 2012 -
UNITY at the Alameda County Children’s Policy Forum
Join UNITY Project Director Rachel Davis in Oakland, Calif., to learn how preventing violence in Alameda County will make for healthier children and youth. Rachel will describe how collaboration and place-based approaches have prevented violence in other cities, and may also discuss the role of the...
Oct 10, 2012 -
Angel of Peace Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles
UNITY Co-Chair Billie Weiss received the Angel of Peace Award for her dedication to building safe, healthy communities. The Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles (VPC) recognized Billie as a pioneer in the field and for her leadership in preventing violence as a public health issue....
Oct 10, 2012 -
UNITY City Network Convenes in Minneapolis
Representatives from 23 U.S. cities gathered in October to share advice, learn from each other, and to be inspired by the success of Minneapolis' strategic plan, the Blueprint for Action. Mayor R.T. Rybak, City Councilman Don Samuels and Congressman Keith Ellison welcomed participants, who said...
Oct 1, 2012 -
UNITY Presents at Safety 2012 World Conference
Partnerships are essential for preventing violence and injury, and UNITY Co-Chair Larry Cohen shared the Collaboration Multiplier tool at the Safety 2012 World Conference, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization. UNITY staff engaged a diverse international audience in Wellington, New Zealand...
Sep 21, 2012 -
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Looks at Violence Affecting Youth
At its 2012 Fall Health Braintrust in Washington, D.C., the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will host a panel on violence affecting youth as a pressing public health challenge for the nation. Introduced by Congressman Bobby Scott, the panel on Friday will feature Prevention Institute...
Sep 18, 2012 -
Book Reading With Visionary Civil Rights Attorney Connie Rice
Please join Prevention Institute on Tuesday, September 18th from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. for a book reading with Connie Rice, one of America's most influential civil rights attorneys. Connie Rice will discuss and sign her new book, "Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in...
Aug 29, 2012 -
UNITY Webinar: What Outcomes Should We Use? Effective Indicator Selection
Choosing indicators to measure the success of your prevention efforts can be challenging. Focusing only on long-term outcomes may not fully capture your progress and impact. Join UNITY Co-Chair Billie Weiss and other evaluation experts to learn practical strategies for choosing indicators to...
Aug 17, 2012 -
Webinar: Prevention Works: Making the Case for Preventing Violence Before it Occurs
During our 8/17 STRYVE call, facilitator Annie Lyles will work with STRYVE grantees to develop their frameworks for making the case that violence is preventable. During this interactive call we will discuss useful approaches for framing the case, presenting the public health approach, and examples...
Aug 8, 2012 -
Webinar: Violence as a Public Health Issue
Join Annie Lyles and Edward Michael-Muña of Prevention Institute for a discussion on how the public health approach can reduce and prevent violence. Part of the California Pacific Public Health Training Center Grand Rounds, this webinar describes how a comprehensive strategy can address the root...
Jul 25, 2012 -
UNITY Webinar: Measuring Success: Strategies for Effective Program Evaluation
With the increasing focus on evidence-based practice and fiscal accountability, effective program evaluation becomes even more important. Join UNITY Co-Chair Billie Weiss and other evaluation experts to learn about the relevant steps in program evaluation, including planning tips, development...
Jul 23, 2012 -
UNITY at the Children's Defense Fund Annual Conference
Learn how Cleveland and other cities are preventing violence and bullying at the Children's Defense Fund Annual Conference. UNITY Co-Chair Billie Weiss will lead this afternoon policy and practice session. See the conference agenda for full details.
Jul 20, 2012 -
Webinar: Connecting Community, Staffing/Collaboration and Leadership
Preventing violence at the local level calls for strong partnerships which can include among community members, high-level leaders, and community-based organizations. UNITY is pleased to present to STRYVE grantees how to effectively engage community partners to have the greatest impact in...