Advancing the Public Health Approach in Providing Training and Technical Assistance for Youth Violence Prevention
Methods: This violence prevention TTA incorporates the use of the Public Health Approach in providing guidance to support: (a) the use of data to inform the selection of high-risk communities, (b) connecting recipients to the best available evidence and (c) the use of lessons learned to assure widespread adoption of the best available youth violence prevention strategies and programs.
Results/Outcomes: CDC identified local health departments with high rates of youth homicide and violence; twelve local health departments competed and have been selected for TTA. Through this violence prevention TTA, there will be an increase in (a) the understanding of local health department needs in preventing youth violence, (b) identifying challenges and solutions to implementation of youth violence prevention and (c) replicating approaches in other local health departments.
Conclusions: The implementation of training and technical assistance through the use of the public health approach has the potential for sustained, community-wide violence prevention efforts at the local level, including the development of multisector coalitions and comprehensive youth violence prevention plans.
Describe the Public Health Approach to inform the planning and implementation of Youth Violence Prevention Programs.
Identify at least 3 public health resources to address youth violence prevention efforts.
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Describe the Public Health Approach to inform the planning and implementation of Youth Violence Prevention Programs. Identify at least 3 public health resources to address youth violence prevention efforts. Define the critical components of training and technical assistance.
Keyword(s): Youth Violence, Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the lead on several federally funded projects focusing on youth violence. My interests include the prevention of violence (youth, teen dating, and intimate partner) and HIV prevention among marginalized populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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