National Landscape: Advancing Public Health Approaches to Preventing Violence
This presentation will provide an overview of the current landscape of urban approaches to preventing violence and set the national context for the work going on in New Orleans, including implementing its own strategic plan, the NOLA FOR LIFE PLAYbook: Promoting Life for all Youth. It will also highlight public health's role in and contributions to preventing urban violence.
[i] Weiss, B. P. (June 2008). An Assessment of Youth Violence Prevention Activities in USA Cities. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center.
Learning Areas:Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe 3 emerging trends in urban efforts to prevent violence Delineate at least 4 roles for public health practitioners and departments in preventing urban violence.
Keyword(s): Youth Violence, Preventive Medicine
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee Prevention Institute’s violence prevention work. I have directed a national violence prevention initiative for more than 8 years focused on advancing a public health approach. Through this work, I have worked with more than 20 health departments around the country. I regularly provide training and technical assistance on the topic. I also chaired the California Cities Gang Prevention Network’s advisory board for more than five years.
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.