4318.1 A toolkit for global health professionals to promote peace

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session Objectives: Identify practical methods to use in carrying out the public health practice objective of promoting peace and preventing war. Identify resources and networks of individuals to use in advocating for peace and preventing war. Promote an acceptance within the public health community of the idea that preventing war and promoting peace is a critical determinant of health. Create support within academic public health communities for adopting curriculum competencies for students that teach skills of preventing war and promoting peace. Adopt the capacity to measure peace in communities. Analyze conflicts for opportunities to promote peace. Promulgate the use of health impact assessments prior to a policy decision to launch a war.

Defining and Measuring Peace: The Community Peace Index
Howard Zucker, MD, JD, Roy Ahn, MPH, ScD, Mark Blais, PsyD, S. Justin Sinclair, PhD, Brett Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H and Thomas Burke, MD

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Peace Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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