The Prevention Institute emphasizes primary prevention and health equity through their work, partnering with communities and like-minded advocates to magnify their impact. Their focus areas include: health systems transformation, quality housing in equitable communities, health equity, preventing violence, healthy food & activity environment, mental health & wellbeing, early childhood, and unintentional injury prevention. Two resources from Prevention Institute are showcased here:
“Economic Security and Safe Relationships: Pathways and Actions for Partner Violence Prevention”, a brief exploring the topic of economic security and safe relationships. “When communities have local ownership of assets, accessible and stable employment that pays living wages, and access to investment opportunities, they are more likely to thrive.” Read more about how economic opportunity is a predictor of health and safety at: https://www.preventioninstitut...y_brief_04042019.pdf.
The East San Jose Prevention Efforts Advance Community Equity (PEACE) Partnership is a comprehensive violence prevention effort working to build a healthy, peaceful, and empowered community throughout three zip codes of San Jose, California. The PEACE Partnership unites neighborhood residents, grassroots community organizations, businesses, healthcare organizations, youth leaders, schools, and many Santa Clara County and San Jose government agencies. Prevention Institute supports the PEACE Partnership through a contract with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, providing training, technical assistance, and consultation on prevention of community violence and intimate partner violence, promotion of health equity and community resilience, multisector collaboration, communications and narrative change, and community-driven policy and systems change. Learn more at: http://preventioninstitute.org/east-san-jose.