Partnerships 4 Success (P4S)
The Partnerships 4 Success (P4S) Project promotes equitable opportunities among under-resourced Latino residents in the Southern Border Region of San Diego County. P4S focuses on addressing unfair neighborhood conditions that negatively impact health, such as limited access to health care, mental health services, housing, employment, transportation, safe parks, education, income and wealth. These community characteristics often result in chronic stress, community trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that put residents at higher risk of substance use and shorten the lifespan of people who live in these neighborhoods.
To increase prevention infrastructure and build capacity of the community, the project brings together a diverse, multi-faceted leadership team, comprised of representatives with expertise in upstream prevention, equity, public health, education, and social services. IPS and the P4S leadership team work together to advance opportunities and policies by building a community coalition, identifying barriers to public health and safety, creating viable solutions to improving community conditions, and expanding access to resources that enable residents to be healthy and thrive.
This project brings together evidence-informed approaches that promote health equity. It engages the community by building a coalition of stakeholders that cuts across and breaks down siloed agency efforts, utilizes mainstream and social media to highlight efforts, facilitates forums for the community to voice their concerns and offer solutions, leverages IPS’s policy mapping lab to identify hot spot areas and health disparities by geography, and builds the capacity of the residents to be their own best advocates.