Entries by IPS

Institute for Public Strategies Staff to Provide Expertise at National Alcohol Policy Conference in U.S. Capital

SAN DIEGO – April 24, 2024 – The Institute for Public Strategies is honored to provide several staff members who will offer their expertise at the Alcohol Policy 20 Conference in Arlington, VA in May, sponsored by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance. This year’s theme centers around changing America’s relationship with alcohol by moving evidence […]

Q&A: Creating Healthy Communities Through Cultural Appreciation

A conversation with IPS’ Partnerships 4 Success Team To help community organizers and public health professionals create more equitable communities where everyone can thrive, the IPS Partnerships 4 Success (P4S) program hosted a webinar “Creating Healthy Communities through Cultural Appreciation.” The editors at PICture This sat down with the P4S team, Breny Aceituno, Flor Hernandez, […]

As 2024 Ushers in a New Silent Opioid Epidemic, Securing LGBTQ+ Spaces is the Answer

As seen in WeHo Times In the shadows of the ongoing opioid crisis that continues to grip our nation, a new silent epidemic has emerged that has gone virtually unnoticed. While the opioid epidemic has commanded national headlines and sparked urgent conversations about substance use disorders and treatment, the LGBTQ+ community continues to remain shrouded […]

IPS Media/GIS Director Participates at GeoGov Summit as a Health Panelist

Event brings together thought leaders in geospatial technology to advance the National Geospatial Infrastructure  ANNAPOLIS, MD, September, 2023 – Media/GIS Director Meredith Gibson recently participated as a panelist for a discussion on the use of geospatial technology in health at the 2023 GeoGov Summit in Herndon, VA. The convening was for experts in government, business, […]

IPS to Lead Sessions at the NPN Conference

SAN DIEGO, July 2023 – IPS is pleased to announce that several team members will lead multiple sessions at the National Prevention Network’s (NPN) annual conference in Birmingham, AL, on August 15 – 17, 2023. The conference is hosted by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. Since 1988, NPN has brought […]

Taxing Alcohol to Protect Public Health and Safety Is a Good Thing

Most people cringe at the idea of paying more taxes, including on alcoholic products. But when weighed against the cost that alcohol puts on communities, healthcare, and society, a strong case exists that more taxing is necessary. An alcohol tax is a type of excise tax that is applied to beer, wine and spirits at […]

“Unity in the Community” Mural is Unveiled

The six-year project, co-led by IPS’ sister agency, demonstrates the value of public art to community health SAN DIEGO, April 2023 – On Saturday, March 25, residents and city leaders gathered at Teralta Neighborhood Park in San Diego for the official unveiling of a 270-foot mural depicting the City Heights neighborhood. The project, co-led by […]