Violence is a serious public health problem, but one that is preventable:
- Violence is a leading cause of injuries, disabilities and premature death
- Violence is a significant disparity, disproportionately effecting people of color and young people
- Violence increases the risk of poor health outcomes
The Injury and Violence Prevention Program aims to prevent violence before it occurs through strategic collaboration, community mobilization, and evidence-based programming. Our strategies focus on promoting healthy relationships, fostering positive social connections, and expanding policies and practices that reduce risk factors and increase protective factors at the individual, family, institution and neighborhood levels, especially within communities most affected by violence.
The types of injury, violence and special populations the IVP program is addressing include:
Positive school climate
Healthy Teen Relationships
Social and Emotional Wellness
Teen Dating and Domestic Violence
Violence Free Communities
Violence Free Communities (VFC) is an overall social marketing effort of the Violence Prevention Program. VFC will house all campaigns seeking to prevent violence such as youth and gang violence, teen dating violence, and bullying.
We All Play a Role is the first campaign developed by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in partnership with Kaiser Permanente South Bay Community Benefits Program. The campaign uses a multi-layered approach to disseminates messages through on-the-ground partners, programs and community engagement, as well as online and social media platforms to broaden the reach and connect to specific audiences, such as youth and young adults.
Next up will be our second campaign, Love is Respect. This campaign, developed in collaboration with youth, is part of the Healthy Teen Relationships strategy which aims to prevent teen dating violence and future intimate partner violence by increasing knowledge and skills for building non-violent, intimate partner relationships among young people ages 11-17.
To learn more about the Injury and Violence Prevention Program and other related efforts, please contact:
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 793-2731