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Closing the Loop: Why We Need to Invest—and Reinvest—in Prevention

PI’s Larry Cohen and The California Endowment's Dr. Anthony Iton explore sustainable funding mechanisms to support prevention and reduce health care costs. More...
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A Healthy Future for California

Our call to action outlines key priorities and recommendations to make California a healthier, safer and more equitable state.
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New Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners

Check out this new resource, designed to help public health practitioners advance health equity through community prevention strategies.

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Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing

Read our landmark textbook, and learn best-practices, concrete prevention tools, and strategies to strengthen prevention and community efforts. Download the first chapter and order the full text.

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UNITY Fact Sheets: Links Between Violence and Chronic Diseases, Mental Illness and Poor Learning

Read the latest fact sheets from PI's Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) on how violence affects other health problems and community concerns, such as chronic diseases, mental illness and poor learning. More

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What's Good for Health is Good for Business: Engaging the Business Community in Prevention Efforts

Our newest resource guide outlines the steps involved in forging successful community prevention partnerships with local businesses. More

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Prevention Tools


  • Don't Let Big Tobacco Quash E-Cig and Smoking Age Bills in California Again

    A couple of weeks ago, as the California legislative session wound down, we were shocked to see two key anti-tobacco bills gutted. How could this happen in the state that has been among those leading the country in anti-tobacco laws and policies?

    Wiser heads have prevailed, and the state legislature is holding a special session that will include some reconsideration of the anti-tobacco legislation. In light of this, the voices that have always stood for California’s health now must speak louder than ever.

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  • PI's L.A. Daily News Op-ed: Ask LA Supervisors To Keep Public Health An Independent Department

    The L.A. County Board of Supervisors will soon decide whether to consolidate the Department of Public Health— a national leader in quality, effective prevention— and the Mental Health and Health Services Departments into a single, mega-agency. In an op-ed published yesterday in the Los Angeles Daily News and companion papers across the region, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the former Director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, and Prevention Institute’s Larry Cohen and Manal Aboelata explain that, historically, when public health and health services departments are integrated, the bulk of attention goes to medical care.

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  • Prevention Institute Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold ACA Subsidies

    Prevention Institute's Larry Cohen praises Supreme Court's decision to uphold subsidies for people who buy health insurance in states with federal exchanges.


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