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Media Release

Contra Costa Health Seeks Applicants for Gun Violence Prevention Coalition

Friday, February 10, 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 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, and 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. We are 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. We strongly encourage residents to apply with lived experience, diverse backgrounds, and perspectives.

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

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