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Contra Costa Health Seeks Applicants for Gun Violence Prevention Coalition

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 18, 2023) — Contra Costa Health (CCH) is seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to join a new Gun Violence Prevention Coalition to support the County’s efforts to reduce gun violence.

Coalition members will be asked to support the following activities:

  • research and planning efforts to address the root causes of gun violence in Contra Costa
  • development of an evidence-based Gun Violence Prevention Strategic Plan
  • development of a final report that will include a gun violence prevention sustainability plan for areas of Contra Costa most impacted by gun violence
  • coordinate and collaborate with other violence prevention efforts in the county

The Coalition will help to set and achieve goals of CCH’s Violence Prevention Project, work supported by a $1.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Coalition will be a diverse, community and multi-agency-driven collaborative. CCH is currently seeking applications from representatives of community-based organizations, law enforcement agencies, other health-centered and faith-based organizations, and those who were formerly incarcerated and justice-involved. CCH strongly encourages residents to apply with lived experience, diverse backgrounds, and perspectives.

To apply, please go to: and submit your responses no later than Friday, February 24, 2023, by 5 p.m.