Category: Public Health Approach to Violence


CDPH to Host Suicide Prevention Webinar on September 29

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) and the Prevention Institute will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 29 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The webinar is entitled, “Preventing Trauma and Suicide during Catastrophic Events and Beyond: Strategies for Preventing Suicide in California.” The webinar will feature presenters…

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BCHC, Prevention Institute Issue Report on Community Violence Prevention

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) and the Prevention Institute recently issued a reported entitled, “Community Safety Realized: Public Health Pathways to Preventing Violence.” The report is designed to support health departments and other organizations in work to prevent and address violence in communities. According to BCHC and the Prevention Institute, risk factors for violence,…

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Biden Takes Action on Gun Violence Prevention

This week, the Biden-Harris Administration outlined a series of actions to address the country’s “gun violence public health epidemic.” Following numerous high-profile mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia, the Biden-Harris Administration called on Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence. In the meantime, however, the Administration announced it is taking a set of actions…

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BSCC Announces CalVIP Funding Opportunity RFP

This week the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) announced the release of the California Violence Intervention & Prevention (CalVIP) request for proposals to support local jurisdictions and community-based organizations in evidence-based violence reduction initiatives. A total of $27.5 million is available for three-year grants for specified local jurisdictions and community-based organizations that have…

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NASEM Publishes Resources on Health System Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Deaths

This week, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) published proceedings and an infographic on its recent workshop, “Health Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death.” NASEM indicates that firearm injuries and death remain a serious public health concern throughout the U.S., burdening individuals, communities, and health care systems. The materials examine possible…

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CDPH Publishes Violence Prevention Data Brief

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently published “Preventing Violence in California Data Brief 1: Overview of Homicide and Suicide Deaths in California” which presents information on violent deaths in the state through a broad overview of the prevalence and burden of homicides and suicides. The resource was developed to inform and support continuing…

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