THRIVE (Tool for Health & Resilience in Vulnerable Environments) Advances a Shared Understanding of Social Determinants of Health

Funded through a cooperative agreement with the HHS Office of Minority Health, NNPHI implemented a five year project in partnership with the Prevention Institute (PI). NNPHI and PI held a series of THRIVE training of trainers for 4 cohorts of public health institutes as well as a mini-grant and technical assistance to implement THRIVE in their respective communities. These case examples were developed to highlight the use of THRIVE by the institutes and the impact it had on the communities they serve. The Louisiana case example focuses on THRIVE trainings implemented internally by the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) to build organizational capacity to address health inequities. This training has expanded the integration of the social determinants of health concepts into daily practice and enhanced the capacity of the communities LPHI serves to develop institutional and place-based solutions that address the structural drivers of health. The California case example focuses on a THRIVE training implemented by Public Health Institute (PHI) and United Way of Merced to empower youth to improve community safety in the San Joaquin Valley. The training fostered an expanding circle of dialogue and action with broad reaching outcomes including state level legislation changes and a pedestrian improvement plan.

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