Online Program

Safety in all policies framework

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Sheila Savannah, MA, Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Violence injures, maims and kills people before their time, and it undermines efforts to help young people recover from trauma and succeed in life. Given the range and complexity of the factors that affect violence, no single agency can prevent violence on its own. Collaboration is vital for community safety, and the Health in All Policies model in California has great promise for preventing violence across the U.S. When people work in tandem to create safer communities, they can accomplish ambitious goals and have an impact that no organization could achieve through a stand-alone effort.

 This session presents Safety in All Policies, a framework for agencies to coordinate their efforts in ways that prevent violence, promote equity and also improve other outcomes. Adapted from the Health in All Policies model, this framework explores the roles and practices of various state agencies so they contribute to safety. Collaboration Multiplier will also be introduced as a tool for multi-sector groups to develop a common language and identify shared outcomes, collective assets and joint strategies. Collaboration Multiplier was designed to promote community health by engaging partners from other sectors, such as libraries, workforce development, schools, social services, public works, and parks and recreation.  

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the benefits of collaborating across sectors to prevent violence. Name at least two possible partners within local or state government who could support efforts to prevent violence. Articulate at least two reasons that might persuade another sector to engage in preventing violence.

Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention, Partnerships

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Sheila Savannah, MA is a Program Director at Prevention Institute, where she provides leadership on violence prevention, health equity, and mental health. Sheila has over 30 years of experience in policy analysis, community-level assessment and mobilization, as well as expertise in multi-sector collaboration and youth/family engagement that spans two decades of work emphasizing substance abuse prevention, mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, and community leadership programs.
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.