Larry Cohen, MSW
Larry Cohen is founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit that helps shape the way the country thinks about health: improving community conditions and taking action to support health, safety, and equity in the first place. Larry works with communities to address health inequities and has advanced understanding of the underlying community factors that lead to illness, injury, and health inequities; helped catalyze the nation’s first multicity no-smoking laws; define violence as a preventable health issue; advance chronic disease prevention through food and activity environments; incorporate prevention in national health systems transformation. Larry’s new book, Prevention Diaries: The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All, reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. It tells the story of a movement to remake our communities to support health and equity and amplifies the critical need for prevention as our most transformational tool.