Create and carry out our priorities and approaches to violence
Coordinate our efforts with community partners
Put the Roadmap into action
Oversee the evaluation of our work
We work with community and government partners to:
Address risk factors for violence
Build upon factors that are known to prevent violence
We use community and partner feedback so that evolving issues, trends, and priorities are included.
We support community-based programs, initiatives, and activities that support the goals and objectives of the Roadmap. You can see a list of 2022 Awardees and stay tuned about future funding opportunities.
The Roadmap’s 5 goals to reducing violence in our communities
Goal 1: Understand violence in our community through data
Goal 2: Support community engagement with children, youth and families
Goal 3: Foster strong neighborhoods
Goal 4: Bolster and increase intervention and continuous healing for those affected by violence
Goal 5: Strengthen community capacity, engagement, and coordination of violence prevention efforts
How a public health approach informs the plan
Violence is a widespread, complicated public health issue. It has a deep impact on health, opportunity, and well-being throughout life.
A public health approach looks at the root causes of violence to learn how to prevent it. This means we look at inequities and the underlying drivers of violence.
While some of this work can make an impact in the short-term, to see lasting change, some work will be long-term.