142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Place-based Strategies for Community Safety

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Beatriz Solis, PhD, MPH , South Region, The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA
Place-based strategies are emerging as a critical focus to prevent violence and promote community safety. From land use planning and zoning strategies to fostering social connections and collective efficacy to employment and job strategies, place-based strategies focus both on changing the physical environment and building the capacity of community members. This presentation will focus on the implementation of place-based strategies to promote community safety, including issues of readiness and capacity, community identified priorities and solutions, the need for systems engagement and systems change. The focus will be on lifting up community-driven strategies to transform places to be safe and the underlying systems-level changes in support of that change.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe 3 community-driven, place-based strategies to promote community safety. Identify 3 systems level or policy changes that can support the success of place-based strategies to prevent violence.

Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention, Youth Violence

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I joined The California Endowment in 2007 as the foundationís Los Angeles Regional Senior Program Officer. In 2009, I was tapped to be Director of Healthy Communities, South Region, for the foundationís 10-year strategic program Building Healthy Communities. I am responsible for advancing the vision and strategic direction of the initiative, as well as helping achieve established goals and outcomes through the organizationís philanthropic efforts in Southern California which spans a six county region
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.