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The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Local Policy Change: Exploring Applications for Violence Against Women Prevention

May 12, 2006

Lisa Fujie Parks and Rachel Davis of Prevention Institute

David Lee, Prevention Connection

Donald Gault, Saint Paul – Ramsey County Department of Public Health

Learning Objective:

  • Understanding the power of local policy in shaping the community environment in which violence against women occurs.


  • Text Chat Transcript PDF
  • Audio Transcript PDF
  • Presentation Slides PDF
  • Jon S. Vernick “Lobbying and Advocacy for the Public’s Health: What are the limits for Non-profit Organizations?” American Journal of Public Health, September 1999, Vol. 89, No. 9, pp. 1425-1429. This paper describes the rules under law for lobbying by nonprofit organizations.
  • Donald Gault, Four Rules to Local Policy PDF
  • Donald Gault, The Initiative for Violence-Free Families and Communities in Ramsey County: Perspectives, Lessons and Products from the First Fifteen years of The Initiative PDF

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