Entries by IPS

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 […]

Creating a Prevention Campaign That Works

Lessons learned from tobacco control hold value for future efforts In 1880, James Albert Bonsack filed a patent on an invention that would eventually pit industrial growth against public health. Bonstack’s invention could roll hundreds of cigarettes a minute, revolutionizing the tobacco industry and creating a product that would see thousands of percentages of increases […]