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Sectors Acting for Equity: Toward a Health Equity and Multi-sector Approach to Preventing DV
Prevention Peer Network

Webinar Prevention Institute

There is a growing understanding that addressing social determinants of health is critical for health, safety, and health equity, but few frameworks focus on domestic violence prevention through this lens. This webinar will explore the link between community determinants and DV, and demonstrate how the community environment represents an actionable place to promote safe relationships and the reduction of DV. It will showcase recent research conducted by Prevention Institute that supports advancing a health equity and multi-sector approach to DV prevention. Participants will examine opportunities for multiple sectors (i.e. housing, community development, healthcare, and public health) to engage in DV prevention and increase their understanding of ways to infuse this approach into their planning and implementation activities.

Objectives:
• Describe community determinants of domestic violence (DV) and DV inequities related to people, place and equitable opportunity using the THRIVE framework.
• Articulate the elements of a multi-sector, health equity approach to DV prevention.
• Discuss implementation challenges and opportunities.

Bios:
As an associate program manager at Prevention Institute, Alisha Somji studies and applies a public health approach to multiple forms of violence. She supports strategy development to create safe and healthy communities, and plays an active role in facilitating PreventConnect web conferences focused on preventing of sexual and domestic violence. She also helps coordinate the Sectors Acting for Equity (SAFE) project focused on addressing community determinants of DV for safe and equitable relationships and is on the Futures Without Violence’s California intimate partner violence and health policy leadership cohort. Alisha has a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto.

Morgan Croce supports the Injury Trauma Prevention and Mental Health teams on projects related to preventing violence and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of communities. While at P.I., Morgan has worked on the PreventConnect webinar series, the Sectors Acting For Equity: Communities Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Project, and with the Making Connections Community of Practice. Prior to joining Prevention Institute in 2017, Morgan did direct mental health care work in Berkeley Public Schools, and has a background in violence prevention work, community organizing, and health equity. Morgan received her B.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Connecticut.

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