Prevention Institute

Charter Oak, CA, United States

Prevention Institute

Charter Oak, CA, United States
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PubMed | DIGNITY Danish Institute Against Torture, World Health Organization, Together for Girls, University of Ottawa and 7 more.
Type: | Journal: Journal of public health policy | Year: 2016

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes violence as a threat to sustainability. To serve as a context, we provide an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to violence prevention by including a summary of key documents informing violence prevention efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) partners. After consultation with the United Nations (UN) Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDG), we select specific targets and indicators, featuring them in a summary table. Using the diverse expertise of the authors, we assign attributes that characterize the focus and nature of these indicators. We hope that this will serve as a preliminary framework for understanding these accountability metrics. We include a brief analysis of the target indicators and how they relate to promising practices in violence prevention.


PubMed | DIGNITY Danish Institute Against Torture, World Health Organization, Together for Girls, University of Ottawa and 7 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of public health policy | Year: 2016

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes violence as a threat to sustainability. To serve as a context, we provide an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to violence prevention by including a summary of key documents informing violence prevention efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) partners. After consultation with the United Nations (UN) Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDG), we select specific targets and indicators, featuring them in a summary table. Using the diverse expertise of the authors, we assign attributes that characterize the focus and nature of these indicators. We hope that this will serve as a preliminary framework for understanding these accountability metrics. We include a brief analysis of the target indicators and how they relate to promising practices in violence prevention.


Bruna S.,University of New Mexico | Stone L.C.,University of New Mexico | Wilger S.,National Center for Frontier Communities | Cantor J.,Prevention Institute | Guzman C.,Prevention Institute
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management | Year: 2014

This article examines the experience of a frontier-based community health center when it utilized the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) for assessing social determinants of health with a local health consortium. Community members (N = 357) rated safety, jobs, housing, and education among the top health issues. Community leaders integrated these health priorities in a countywide strategic planning process. This example of a frontier county in New Mexico demonstrates the critical role that community health centers play when engaging with local residents to assess community health needs for strategic planning and policy development. Copyright © 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


News Article | December 8, 2016
Site: www.PR.com

Chapel Hill, NC, December 08, 2016 --( The Practical Playbook is a collaboration between the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke School of Medicine and the de Beaumont Foundation. The organization’s mission is to foster collaborations between public health, primary care, and other groups to improve population health by providing practical implementation tools, guidance, and resources. The Practical Playbook Blog features timely, relevant resources and thought-leadership about pressing issues in population health management. The Blog features perspectives from Practical Playbook staff members and experts from partner organizations such as the Prevention Institute and the Illinois Public Health Institute. The eHealthcare Leadership Awards is an elite program that recognizes healthcare professionals for excellence in their digital communications efforts. A total of 116 judges looked at how websites and other digital communications compared with others in their organization’s classification. They also reviewed entries based on a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence. Best Social Networking was among the categories with the highest number of entries. All winners are posted on the Strategic Health Care Communication website (http://www.strategichealthcare.com/award-winners), as well as published in the December 2016 issue of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a national healthcare marketing magazine. About Jennings Jennings, founded in 1979, is a healthcare marketing agency specializing in audience engagement. For more information, please visit jenningshealthcaremarketing.com. Chapel Hill, NC, December 08, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Jennings, the North Carolina-based healthcare marketing and consumer engagement firm, is pleased to announce that its client, the Practical Playbook, won a Social Networking Award of Distinction in the 2016 eHealthcare Leadership Awards competition. The winning entry was the Practical Playbook Blog.The Practical Playbook is a collaboration between the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke School of Medicine and the de Beaumont Foundation. The organization’s mission is to foster collaborations between public health, primary care, and other groups to improve population health by providing practical implementation tools, guidance, and resources. The Practical Playbook Blog features timely, relevant resources and thought-leadership about pressing issues in population health management. The Blog features perspectives from Practical Playbook staff members and experts from partner organizations such as the Prevention Institute and the Illinois Public Health Institute.The eHealthcare Leadership Awards is an elite program that recognizes healthcare professionals for excellence in their digital communications efforts. A total of 116 judges looked at how websites and other digital communications compared with others in their organization’s classification. They also reviewed entries based on a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence. Best Social Networking was among the categories with the highest number of entries.All winners are posted on the Strategic Health Care Communication website (http://www.strategichealthcare.com/award-winners), as well as published in the December 2016 issue of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a national healthcare marketing magazine.About JenningsJennings, founded in 1979, is a healthcare marketing agency specializing in audience engagement. For more information, please visit jenningshealthcaremarketing.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Jennings


Aboelata M.J.,Prevention Institute | Navarro A.M.,PolicyLink
American Journal of Public Health | Year: 2010

Mounting research has suggested linkages between neighborhood safety, communitydesign, andtransportation patterns and eating and activity behaviors and health outcomes. On the basis of a review of evaluation findings from 3 multisite healthy eating and activity initiatives in California,weprovide an overview of 3 community process strategies- engaging local advocates, linking safety to health, and collaborating with local government officials- that may be associated with the successful development and implementation of long-termcommunityimprovement efforts and should be explored further.


Cohen L.,Prevention Institute
Health Education and Behavior | Year: 2015

It is a great time for prevention. As the United States explores what health in our country should look like, it is an extraordinary time to highlight the role of prevention in improving health, saving lives, and saving money. The Affordable Care Act’s investment in prevention has spurred innovation by communities and states to keep people healthy and safe in the first place. This includes growing awareness that community conditions are critical in determining health and that there is now a strong track record of prevention success. Community prevention strategies create lasting changes by addressing specific policies and practices in the environments and institutions that shape our lives and our health—from schools and workplaces to neighborhoods and government. Action at the community level also fosters health equity—the opportunity for every person to achieve optimal health regardless of identity, neighborhood, ability, or social status—and is often the impetus for national-level decisions that vitally shape the well-being of individuals and populations. © 2016, Society for Public Health Education.


Chehimi S.,Prevention Institute | Cohen L.,Prevention Institute | Valdovinos E.,Prevention Institute
Environment and Urbanization | Year: 2011

This paper highlights the role of community prevention in improving overall health and in supporting health equity. By addressing the underlying causes of illness and injury, community prevention efforts can prevent illness and injury before they occur. The paper presents three frameworks that support quality community prevention efforts. The first, Taking Two Steps to Prevention, analyzes the underlying causes of illness, injury and health inequities and helps identify key opportunities for intervention and prevention. The second framework, the Spectrum of Prevention, guides users in thinking through the elements of a comprehensive community prevention strategy: strengthening individual knowledge and skills; promoting community education; educating providers and leaders (in all sectors); fostering coalitions and networks; changing organizational practice (within government, health institutions and workplaces, among others); and influencing policy and legislation. Both Taking Two Steps and the Spectrum are explained through the demonstration of two successful and ongoing community prevention efforts: first, preventing smoking; and second, promoting breastfeeding. The third framework, Collaboration Multiplier, focuses on developing sustainable interdisciplinary partnerships capable of addressing a variety of health and social problems. Collaboration Multiplier provides a matrix that clarifies the contributions that different sectors bring to a particular health or social problem and helps develop a shared language and understanding for working together. © 2011 International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).


PubMed | Prevention Institute, Yale University and Public Health Ontario
Type: | Journal: Journal of public health policy | Year: 2016

The Guest Editors introduce the Special Issue for the Journal of Public Health Policy on violence, health, and the 2030 Agenda. Emphasizing the importance of collaboration between scholars and practitioners, they outline the process of jointly imagining and designing the next generation of violence prevention strategies. They include representative works of members of the World Health Organization (WHO) Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), including the World Bank, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Institute, the Danish Institute Against Torture, the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Gender Violence and Health Centre, and the Yale University Law and Psychiatry Division, among others.


PubMed | Prevention Institute
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education | Year: 2016

It is a great time for prevention. As the United States explores what health in our country should look like, it is an extraordinary time to highlight the role of prevention in improving health, saving lives, and saving money. The Affordable Care Acts investment in prevention has spurred innovation by communities and states to keep people healthy and safein the first place This includes growing awareness that community conditions are critical in determining health and that there is now a strong track record of prevention success. Community prevention strategies create lasting changes by addressing specific policies and practices in the environments and institutions that shape our lives and our health-from schools and workplaces to neighborhoods and government. Action at the community level also fosters health equity-the opportunity for every person to achieve optimal health regardless of identity, neighborhood, ability, or social status-and is often the impetus for national-level decisions that vitally shape the well-being of individuals and populations.


PubMed | Prevention Institute, Yale University and Public Health Ontario
Type: Editorial | Journal: Journal of public health policy | Year: 2016

The Guest Editors introduce the Special Issue for the Journal of Public Health Policy on violence, health, and the 2030 Agenda. Emphasizing the importance of collaboration between scholars and practitioners, they outline the process of jointly imagining and designing the next generation of violence prevention strategies. They include representative works of members of the World Health Organization (WHO) Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), including the World Bank, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Institute, the Danish Institute Against Torture, the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Gender Violence and Health Centre, and the Yale University Law and Psychiatry Division, among others.

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