A Public Health Approach to Street Violence in Chicago
Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Reducing urban street violence is not only a police matter; it is public health’s business as well. Chicago’s hospitals and universities host an innovative set of programs to peacefully interrupt violence and to support positive development of Chicago’s urban youth. This session will share first-hand experience from these programs and discusses how they can gain support from public and private funders.
Session Objectives: Describe how street violence can be effectively interrupted and deterred.
Describe why violence is a public health.
Define different approaches hospitals can use to prevent violence.
Discuss the connection of violence prevention & violence treatment.
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Organized by: Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights