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Cure Violence & the Movement to Treat Violence as a Health Problem Webinar


Presented Thursday, August 18, 2016


Presentation Overview

This webinar is based on the highly-rated closing general session presented during the 2016 Safe States Alliance Annual Meeting in April in Albuquerque, NM. 

Despite the enormous toll of violence in the United States as measured in injury, suffering, and death, violence is not generally seen as a health issue. The movement to treat violence as a health problem is fundamentally changing the way violence is viewed and resourced. This movement, which includes the Cure Violence program, advocates for (1) enacting social and behavioral campaigns to reduce violence; (2) using the comprehensive healthcare system as a point of intervention to interrupt the spread of violence; and (3) developing public health and epidemiology tools for community-based violence prevention programs. 

This webinar will address why violence is a health problem, how health leaders play an integral role in solving all forms of violence, and we can work across sectors to address violence.

Shannon Cosgrove, MHA, Director of Health Policy, Cure Violence 

Learning objectives of webinar:

  1. Understand why violence is a health problem – a contagious epidemic that is transmitted across syndromes.
  2. Learn how violence, like other contagions, can be interrupted through programs such as Cure Violence and through a health systems approach. 
  3. Learn about a framework for violence prevention action, including how to activate leaders locally to transform the perceptions and response to violence. 
  4. Learn about new areas of program innovation for Cure Violence. 

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The webinar was moderated by Kristen Lindemer, MPH, Project Coordinator for the Safe States Alliance

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