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  • Community Health Simulation

    What is a HealthSim?

    The community health simulation is the newest violence prevention tool on CDC's VetoViolence website. This game-like experience demonstrates the connections between violence and community issues, such as struggling businesses and schools, overcrowded jails, and long wait hours in the emergency room.Community-HealthSim

    The simulation puts you in the driver's seat of Vetoville. You can explore the town from the perspective of a "special advisor"—brought in to determine how to spend the town's limited resources to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives there.

    Then get a glimpse—20 years in the future—of how your choices and investments affect the long-term success of Vetoville. You will also see first-hand how these challenges are linked to violence in the community.

    This engaging tool shows how many issues are related to violence in our communities. Ultimately, you will discover how planning and strategic action can prevent violence before it happens.
    Who should visit Vetoville?

    Vetoville is designed for anyone interested in:

    Preventing violence where they live, work, and play
    Putting their violence prevention knowledge to the test
    Learning more about the connections between community issues and violence

  • Day of Service

    What does Martin Luther King, Jr. Day mean to you? A 3 day weekend, A time to appreciate the rights and freedoms you enjoy? A time to give back?

    Each year, we spend a little time talking about this subject and the Man behind the day. With Martin Luther King, Jr, Day just a few days off, we'd like to share some past posts:

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service:

    Monday, January 18, 2016, is the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service.  Join Americans nationwide who will answer the call to service by assisting their communities in large and small ways.

    One of those ways can be ensuring that your loved ones and neighbors are ready for natural disasters, power outages, or other emergencies. You can build an emergency kit for a neighbor or check that the fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are properly working in a friend’s home.

    You can also find opportunities to serve through your local CERT and Citizen Corps Councils.

    The MLK Day of Service is part of the United We Serve initiative – the President’s national call to service. For more information, visit the Corporation for National Community Service website.

    BEE369 Minister Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching at an event BEE369 Minister Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching at an event

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