4281.0 Prevention works: A public health approach to preventing violence that affects youth

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Violence is among the most serious health threats in the nation today. It is a leading cause of injury, disability, and premature death; and a significant disparity disproportionally affecting young people and people of color. Violence is preventable. It can be significantly reduced through a public health approach which addresses the underlying causes. This approach engages youth to create new opportunities for participation, fosters leadership and economic opportunity, and dismantles barriers to peaceful streets and connected neighbors. During this session we will highlight: evidence on what works to prevent violence; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s approach and activities including UNITY, a national initiative supporting cities to prevent violence; and lessons from local public health departments.
Session Objectives: Explain how preventing violence is a public health issue. Identify successful strategies led by local health departments. Describe the specific contributions of public health to preventing violence. List the resources available to cities via UNITY and the UNITY City Network.
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES


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CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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