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The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

VPI Homicide Prevention Webinar on Sept. 19 from 1:00pm-2:30pm


Community of Practice Webinar Series

September’s Topic:

Homicide Prevention – Part I

Using Data to Drive Violence Prevention Program Planning

Thursday, September 19, 2019

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (PST)


Please join us for the next VPI Community of Practice webinar on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (PST) to learn more about available data sources on homicide rates and mechanism as well as a local level example of how data can be used to guide violence prevention program planning and development.

The webinar will include:

  • Results of the 2018 CA Safety and Wellbeing Survey on Firearm Ownership in CA
    • Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, PhD, MPH with the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis
  • Local Health Department Spotlight – Los Angeles County
    • Isabelle Sternfeld, MSPH and Andrea Welsing, MPH with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


We encourage you to share the information about this webinar broadly.  Thank you! Please register here:


October’s Topic:

Homicide Prevention – Part II

Primary Prevention Efforts to Decrease Homicide Rates in CA Communities

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Webinar Registration Information - Coming Soon!


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