Mission: Prevention institute's mission is to build prevention and equity into key policies and practices to ensure that the places where all people live, work, play and learn foster health and safety, including mental health and well-being.
Programs: Injury and violence prevention and mental health and trauma: prevention institute emphasizes prevention of violence in the first place and helped to define violence as a preventiable public health issue. Pi focuses on the underlying factors and systems that create and perpetuate violence and injury to shift norms, build resilience, and increase the effectiveness of prevention in these areas. Through collaboration across sectors, we develop population-level approaches to create systematic, comprehensive strategies that alter community conditions .
improving environments for health and health equity: prevention institute has advanced a deeper understanding of how social determinants and the design of communities shape health outcomes. An important focus of our work involves mobilizing advocates around the country to articulate and advance the value of community prevention in a comprehensive health reform strategy. Pi provides resources, conceptual frameworks, and tools to help communities address the underlying causes of health inequities to prevent illness and injury in the first place.
supporting healthy eating and physical activity: applying a primary prevention lens, prevention institute takes a systems view to analyze how myriad policies, e. G. Agriculture, land use, transportation, economic development, violence prevention, etc. , influence food and activity environments and can reduce inequities in health. Pi designs prevention-oriented strategies to improve healthy eating and physical activity environments.