273787 Youth violence as a public health issue

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 2:30 PM - 2:48 PM

Howard Spivak, MD , Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The Center's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recoginizes youth violence as a serious public health issue. CDC's approach and activities data on the magnitude and characteristics of youth violence will be presented followed by strategies contributing to prevention including program research and surveillance as illustrated by activities by the CDC.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Define the magnitude of characteristics of youth violence. Describe the range of contributions to youth violence prevention with respect to program, research, surveillance.

Keywords: Youth Violence, Violence Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I've been working in the field of violence prevention for 30 years at the community level, state and local government, and national government. I've written extensively on a range of topics related to violence prevention both in peer reviewed journals and publications for the general public); and have spoken globally on a range of violence prevention topics. Iím co-author of two books - Murder is No Accident, and Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.