Category: Public Health Approach to Violence


CDPH Publishes Data Brief on Older Adult Suicides in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) recently published a new data brief detailing trends and statistics on suicide among older adults in California. The publication provides 2018 data on suicides among residents ages 65 and older in California, as well as highlights from counties participating in the California…

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Cal OES Announces New Violence Prevention Grant Opportunity

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) recently released a new grant opportunity to prevent sexual and domestic violence. The purpose of the grant program is to prevent sexual and domestic violence through primary and secondary prevention efforts, prioritize marginalized and underserved populations within communities, and build the capacity of local organizations. The…

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CDPH Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Issues Report on Empowering Girls and Women

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) recently issued a new report entitled, “Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women in California: An Environmental Scan of Leadership Opportunities and Economic Supports to Prevent Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Teen Dating Violence.” The report represents an initial exploration…

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CDPH Violence Prevention Initiative Publishes Reports on Firearms, Violent Deaths

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Injury and Violence Prevention Branch recently released a series of resources and information on firearm storage practices and violent deaths in California. The first report, “California Household Firearm Storage Practices, 2017-2019,” uses data from the 2017-2019 California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and finds that one in…

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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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