SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Human-Centered Design for Innovations in Domestic Violence Prevention

Seminar | September 10 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Jaspal Sandhu, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Three in five Californians have been touched by domestic violence -- as a victim, as a harm-doer, or through a close friend or family member. While services for survivors remain essential, addressing the complex root causes of domestic violence requires new approaches. In 2018, we launched Reimagine Lab, an initiative that uses human-centered design approaches to accelerate new ideas to prevent cycles of family and domestic violence in California's diverse communities. The innovation engine of this experience has been a team of 16 leaders from diverse professional backgrounds with equally diverse personal identities. This application of human-centered design to an issue as complex as domestic violence is novel for the emerging "design for health" field. This practice-oriented talk presents the framework of Reimagine Lab as one that may be replicated for other complex public health challenges facing society. This initiative is managed by the Gobee Group and is supported by the Blue Shield of California Foundation.