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CPrV© is based on an adaptation of the 2011-2016 CDC STRYVE youth violence prevention initiative as implemented in Portland, Oregon's Multnomah County Health Department. The adaptation was designed and implemented first in the Cape Fear, North Carolina region by one of STRYVE's co-leaders, Abdul Hafeedh Bin Abdullah.

Abdul Hafeedh Bin Abdullah

Creator of the CPrV© Strategy
Co-Founder of Quality Life Blueprint, Sokoto House, and CHASM

Abdul Hafeedh bin Abdullah was born in San Bernardino, California and raised within the pinnacle of Americas' war on drugs (late 1980's throughout the 1990's). After several years of intense exposure to California's gang and street culture, Abdullah was first incarcerated at age 9 and by 17 he was sentenced as an adult to 8 years for attempted murder. Four years into his time spent within California's Department of Corrections maximum security prison, Abdullah was inspired to shift his world view and began to tenaciously pursue a journey of self and community restoration and healing.

In 2011, he was introduced to the CDC funded Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD), Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) initiative. While employed with MCHD's Community Capacitation Center, Abdullah co-facilitated hundreds of hours of the Oregon Health Authorities endorsed CHW 90 hour certification training developed by Dr. Noel Wiggins and colleagues. He co-developed an African-African American centered adaptation of the curriculum, and subsequently co-authored a peer-reviewed research of the training's implementation. Abdullah spearheaded the development of a 20 hour training titled Understanding Violence Through a Public Health Lens and co-led a team of colleagues in a comprehensive adaptation and implementation of Oregon's statewide CHW curriculum (with a focus on violence prevention (2016). In 2017 Abdullah designed and began to implement a community-centered and community-driven adaptation of the MCHD STRYVE program inside North Carolina Cape Fear Region. This adaptation became the CPrV© strategy. Abdullah also works closely with key executive staff within the CDC's Violence Prevention Division and several other violence prevention, public health, and CHW professionals across the country to advance the CHW Violence Prevention model.

Abdullah is the Co-Founder of Quality Life Blueprint and Founding Executive Director of Sokoto House (Cultural Hub and Community Development Center). He serves as the Co-Chair for the American Public Health Association (APHA) CHW Section Policy Committee and co-lead with Rumana Shams Rabbani on the APHA policy proposal, A Strategy to Address Systemic Racism and Violence as Public Health Priorities: Advancing CHW's In Equity and Violence Prevention Professionals passed in 2022.

Abdullah has also worked with several principle CHWs helping to lead the National Association for CHWs for Leadership and Capacity Building funded by Johnson and Johnson Foundation (2020-2021). As co-founder of CommUnity Healing through Activism and Strategic Mobilization (CHASM), Abdullah works closely with a statewide workgroup to co-design the NC CHW certification crosswalked with the social-ecological model and is currently leading trainings for CHW supervisors and equitable integration of CHWs into health systems in partnership with the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, Organization of Regional Health, NC Area Educational Health Centers, NC Community Health Association, and Partners in Health. He is also a member of the Sub-Board of Directors for the Healthy Opportunities Pilot for the Cape Fear Region.



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