Dates of Project: August 1, 2012–October 15, 2013
Prevention Institute analyzed the “landscape of prevention” and engaged partners within and outside the health sector to advance momentum for community prevention and align local, state, and national efforts to improve health.
A key emphasis was engaging less traditional partners with expertise in sectors with potential to be linked to health, such as transportation, business, economic development, housing, and law, among others.
“We went really broad, talking to folks who do community-based work, improvement work, but not through a public health lens, [people] who wouldn’t identify themselves as public health professionals.”—Sana Chehimi, MPH, project director
The institute released reports, conducted a series of informational meetings with congressional staff, representatives of federal agencies, and national nonprofit organizations, and engaged an email network of more than 23,000 subscribers.