Research 2 Practice Webinar: Advancing Upstream Prevention of Youth Violence and Injury: Mobilizing Communities to Action
December 14, 2021
Upstream prevention efforts are focused on changing the physical, social, policy, and economic environments in which youth grow to create a community in which youth can make decisions and behave in ways that positively affect their development and health. These strategies have the potential to affect a large portion of the population and can be leveraged to address root causes of health inequities. In this webinar, a researcher and community practitioners will discuss implementing evidence-informed upstream prevention efforts in community settings, such as inclusive urban design, and improving school quality. They will discuss why upstream prevention is important, provide case studies of local upstream efforts, and reflect on best practices, challenges, and future directions in research and practice.
Erin Wright Kelly, DrPH, MA
Erin Wright Kelly, DrPH, MA is a Research Associate at the Injury and Violence Prevention Center at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Much of her research focuses on policies and practices that address social determinants of health and violence, suicide, substance misuse, and mental health outcomes. Erin specializes in translating research to practice and building partnerships to collaboratively improve community health.
James Roy II
James Roy II is a community advocate, urban planner, social entrepreneur, and artist. James was raised in northeast Denver and now serves as the Executive Director of Denver Metro Community Impact, which elevates community voice to identify neighborhood interests and needs and match philanthropic and government funding and support to these community needs. James also has expertise in inclusive urban planning and design, founding Urbanity Advisors to cultivate equity in urban environments.