Safety in All Policies: Multi-Sector Partnerships to Prevent Violence
Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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.
Representatives from the Chicago Public Schools and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will present on local efforts to address violence. They will describe the benefits of collaborating with other departments and with the community, and share how they were able to overcome the challenges of multi-sector work.
Session 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.
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Organized by: APHA
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)