For the fundamentals on Local, State & National Policy, we invite you to begin with these publications:

You can also find strategies, tools and resources on Local, State & National Policy by browsing all related publications, below.

March 2005

Taking Action for a Healthier California

This Strategic Alliance document identifies concrete steps that business and government can take to create healthier places to live and work.

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November 2003

Fostering Community Health: A Preventive Approach to Reducing Disparities in Health and Safety

These files provide slides and audio from a Prevention Institute presentation on reducing health disparities in health and safety.

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January 2009

Traffic Injury Prevention: A 21st Century Approach

Prevention Institute chapter, Traffic Injury Prevention: A 21st Century Approach, published in Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research, describes opportunities in...

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January 2009

Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

Illuminates the opportunities and barriers transportation policy creates for building healthy communities.

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July 2003

Strengthening Communities: A Prevention Framework for Eliminating Health Disparities

This paper describes how a community-environmental approach could reduce health disparities in California.

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September 2010

Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing

Co-published by Prevention Institute and Jossey Bass and APHA, Prevention is Primary describes the overarching foundation and principles guiding primary prevention efforts and highlights...

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July 2006

Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution

This publication provides effective primary prevention activities to reduce the incidence of sexual violence, emphasizing the importance of changing social norms.

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May 2007

Healthy Eating & Physical Activity: Addressing Inequities in Urban Environments

This document provides guidance for fostering the growing momentum around improving nutrition and physical activity environments in socially and economically disadvantaged urban communities.

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November 2007

Good Health Counts: A 21st Century Approach to Health and Community for California

This report focuses on indicators associated with community factors and how indicator reports and report cards can support community efforts to improve health.

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May 2009

A Time of Opportunity: Local Solutions to Reduce Inequities in Health and Safety

Prevention Institute and Tony Iton, MD, prepared this report for the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Health Disparities to identify policy solutions at the community, regional, and state...

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