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Violence Prevention

PHI Joins Leading Orgs to Call for Legislative Solutions to Gun Violence (2018)

On February 22, PHI joined 75 organizations who signed on to two letters to the House and Senate urging Congress to find a bipartisan path forward ...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences in the News: Successes and Opportunities in Coverage of Childhood Trauma (2017)

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a critical public health issue with implications for every sector of society, but communicating about them...

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Changing the Discourse About Community Violence: To Prevent It, We Have to Talk About It (2016)

Community violence happens when complex environmental factors like poverty, structural racism and lack of access to mental health services intersec...

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Interactive Digital Primer: Adverse Childhood Experiences across California (2016)

A Social Movement, Driven By Communities And Rooted In Medicine Recognizing that the long-lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences...

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Letter In Support Of Gun Violence Prevention Research Funding from Health Groups to Appropriations Committee (December 2015) (2015)

Get involved: Learn more about PHI's related efforts to prevent gun violence: Read The Need to Replace ‘Ideology, Intuition and C...

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Preventable or inevitable: How do community violence and community safety appear in California news? (2015)

Unfortunately, we're all too familiar with violence. We see it reported daily in the news, and large numbers of us have experienced it firsthan...

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Talking about trauma: Findings and opportunities from an analysis of news coverage (2015)

The findings were paradigm-shifting: In the 1990s, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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What's missing from the news on sexual violence? An analysis of coverage, 2011-2013 (2015)

Man convicted in rape case sentenced. Alleged child predator indicted. Sexual harassment endemic in medical work environment. We see the he...

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Roadmap to Improving Food and Physical Activity Environments: Tips and Tools for Community Change - 2nd Edition (2011)

For a long time, strategies to prevent or reduce obesity and to increase healthy eating and physical activity have focused on individuals—tea...

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Wet and Dry: Issues of Culture, Control, Consent and Country-to-Country Consumption (2011)

An ambitious research program led by PHI's Alcohol Research Group and joined by collaborators from around the world is providing new insights i...

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Nearly Four Million California Adults Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (2010)

The California Health Interview Survey asked adults ages 18 to 65 a series of questions to identify persons who have experienced intimate partner v...

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Moving from Them to Us: Challenges in Reframing Violence among Youth (2009)

How have youth and violence have been framed in the news? How has the issue of race complicated depictions of youth and violence? How do public att...

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Teen Dating Violence: Keeping California Adolescents Safe in Their Relationships (2009)

Teen dating violence is a major adolescent health concern. Youth ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence ...

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Adolescent Preventive Services: Rates and Disparities in Preventive Health Topics Covered During Routine Medical Care in a California Sample (2008)

This article examines rates and disparities in preventive health topics covered during routine medical care for adolescents. Utilizing 2003 Califor...

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Benefits of a Hospital-Based Peer Intervention Program for Violently Injured Youth (2007)

An evaluation was undertaken to determine if a hospital-based, peer intervention program, “Caught in the Crossfire,” reduces the risk o...

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PHI Official Statement for UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Public Health Institute (PHI) welcomes the priority theme of the fifty-seventh session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women,...

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