Online Program

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Howard Spivak, MD, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
As part of a session on youth violence prevention at the national and local level, I will be presenting the public health perspective from the Centers for Disease Control. I will review national picture of youth violence, the priorities and strategies for prevention at the CDC, and discussion the collaboration of the CDC with other federal agencies and with local health departments in larger urban centers.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the magnitude and characteristics of youth violence. Discuss the public health approach to youth violence prevention. Identify evidence based prevention strategies. Describe the collaborative efforts at the nation and local levels in this effort.

Keyword(s): Youth Violence, Violence Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in the area of youth violence prevention for over 30 years. My work has involved program development, research and evaluation, and translation and dissemination.
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.