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By on November 13, 2023

National Sexual Assault Conference 2023: Growing RPE Grantee Primary Prevention Efforts to Address Social Determinants of Health

The 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference® was held in San Francisco, California, August 22-24. The conference theme, Equity in Action, called for conference participants to fearlessly pursue a world free from sexual violence and address change across systems and institutions. This session was part of the Prevention track, sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with funding from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. Learn more and access sessions materials here.

In this session, Christina Holt and Belinda Flores illustrate how they are working to reduce disparities and address social determinants of health in Kansas RPE-funded communities. They describe how these communities have taken action using the Framework for Collaborative Action for Improving Health and Development (Assessing, Prioritizing & Planning; Implementing Targeted Action; Changing Community Conditions & Systems; Achieving Widespread Change in Behavior & Risk Factors; Improving Population Health and Development). This includes a racially and ethnically diverse rural community working for civic engagement of migrant workers; an urban community working to improve gender equity; an urban community addressing violence prevention through environmental design; and a college town working to implement housing policy.