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Focusing On Data to Seek Solutions

Violence in recent weeks has left us, once again, overwhelmed by many emotions. While debates heat up and diverse groups call for different prevention measures nationwide, we've assembled the facts on where New Jersey currently stands. In a new post called Policy Perspective, we'll take a look at different topics of national and local importance and gather the data related to our home state. Depending on topic and timeliness, we plan to deliver this as part of WRImpact bimonthly.

Coming in October, we're assembling an important health conference focused on data and population health. After months of studying health needs in South Jersey throu
gh a partnership with five hospital networks and local health departments, we've leaned into the data to learn more about why health outcomes in South Jersey are worse, on average, than other parts of the state. This event is free, and anyone working in population health within the community, government, or academic spaces is encouraged to join us! Learn more about this and other upcoming events below.
Darren Spielman
Executive Director
Sarah Allred
Faculty Director
Gun Violence Prevention Recent mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, as well as escalating gun violence in Philadelphia, have left the nation shocked, saddened, and seeking answers. To date, there have been 32 fatal shootings with three or more victims in the United States in 2019; each incident spurring debate among people of all political affiliations around possible gun violence prevention measures. Here are some facts to consider in New Jersey.
Leveraging Data for Population Health Save the date: October 7-8! WRI is presenting a two-day symposium focused on leveraging data with community and academic partnerships to advance population health. Through a mix of panel discussion, presentation and break-out groups, the Leveraging Data for Population Health: Community and Academic Partnerships event will connect academic researchers and community groups to methods and models for using data more collaboratively in addressing health issues. On day one, the keynote session will describe important findings of a comprehensive health study completed in May through a partnership with five hospital networks in the region. Learn more and RSVP
Stellar Success in Burlington For the first time in a decade, Burlington City High School achieved a 100 percent graduation rate, in part through the hard work and dedication of the Burlington County Partnership for Youth Success, an initiative of the Burlington County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Planning Board facilitated by the WRI with support from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. NBC10 shares their success. Watch the clip.
The next installment of the REsolve South Jersey Housing Conference will take place Tuesday, September 24, at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford Township. To RSVP, contact Theresa at 609-221-0079 or
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