Community-Based Funded Prevention Strategies

Community-Based Strategy Overview

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been coordinating the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) Program in Kansas since 1996 and has historically emphasized implementation of primary prevention strategies using a public health approach. Since 1997, KDHE has funded local communities to design and implement comprehensive primary prevention strategies and interventions with the assistance and expertise of active sexual violence prevention community-based coalitions.

Communities complete a needs need assessment focusing on the risk and protective factors for sexual violence perpetration and victimization. Funded communities develop action plans that focus on community change strategies such as community mobilization and environmental, policy and social norms change. Communities are also required to evaluate their efforts.

Funded Agencies