A Promise to our Youth: Prevention and Intervention
Benita Tsao, Program Coordinator at Prevention Institute, works on initiatives that prevent violence and promote safety and health equity. She primarily supports Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) and helps develop training tools for organizations and communities to effectively prevent violence before it happens. Prior to joining Prevention Institute in 2010, Benita oversaw communications for the Asian Pacific Fund, a San Francisco Bay Area community foundation. She has coordinated youth programs and public education projects, and she contributed to the award-winning disaster preparedness handbook Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes, which is available in five languages. Benita is a certified HIV test counselor and interned with the Los Angeles County Immunization Program. She earned a master's degree in community health sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, and received her bachelor's degree in sociology from UC Berkeley.