Everyone deserves health and safety, yet many communities are faced with barriers that limit access to important resources that allow for optimum levels of health and safety such as housing, jobs with living wages, fresh food, and accessible transportation. These barriers didn’t just appear, but rather they are the outcome of generations of laws, policies, practices, and social norms that have created conditions where sexual and intimate partner violence are more likely. By addressing the reasons that communities have more or less resources and being intentional in the way we select and implement prevention strategies, prevention practitioners can advance health equity and prevent violence.
Join PreventConnect and guests from the Kansas RPE program for a conversation exploring health equity in sexual and intimate partner violence prevention practice. Speakers will explore how the core components of a prevention strategy, including how the strategy is designed and the key messages of the strategy, can be a starting point for integrating health equity into violence prevention work.