Online Program

Principles for establishing a robust division of violence prevention in a local public health department

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Catherine Fine, MPH, Division of Violence Prevention, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA
This presentation will describe the framework and principles for establishing a robust Division of Violence Prevention in a local Public Health Department serving a mid-size urban community. The presentation will outline the over arching principles that guide the work of a Division of Violence Prevention including the use of a health equity and social justice framework, ensuring multi- sector partnerships at local, state, and federal level, understand the connections between multiple forms of violence, and being trauma informed. This presentation will give examples of local community based violence prevention programming that is data driven, evidence informed , addresses the spectrum of primary, secondary, and tertiary care, and are rooted principles of our approach.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe public health approach to violence prevention at a local leveL.

Keyword(s): Public Health, Violence Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the Division of Violence Prevention for the Boston Public Health Commission and I oversee all violence prevention programming for the department, including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies funded by CDC, DOJ, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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.