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Webinar Series: "Highlighting Violence Prevention

Efforts Implemented Through Public Health

Infrastructure"

 

Presented by the Safe States Alliance, CDC, NACCHO, ASTHO,

& APHA

 

 


Part I:  "Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention"

From infants to the elderly, violence affects people in every stage of life. Each year, more than 50,000 violence-related deaths are reported in the United States. The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story. Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.

To address these issues, a quarterly webinar series has been developed to showcase violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. The goal of this series is to highlight the importance of violence prevention as a public health priority.
 
During the first webinar, participants have the opportunity to hear from public health leaders from across the country as they discuss the important role that public health agencies play in improving the health of communities by preventing violence.

 

This session:

  • Emphasize violence prevention and its relationship to other public health issues;
  • Highlight violence prevention efforts within state and local health systems; and,
  • Describe the need for public health infrastructure and partnership engagement.

 

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Judy Monroe - Deputy Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, CDC
  • Dr. Paul Halverson - 2010 President, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Carol Moehrle - 2011 President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin - Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Amber Williams - Executive Director, Safe States Alliance
The webinar is facilitated by Dr. Rodney Hammond, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC.

The recording and resources from the webinar are below:

 


Part II:  "Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention at the Local, State, and National Levels"

During the second session of this webinar series,will emphasize how state and local health departments have successfully used their unique strengths to contribute to violence prevention efforts in their communities, states, and nationally.

In this webinar, participants have the opportunity to learn about current national, state, and local violence prevention strategies led by health departments with emphasis on youth violence and child maltreatment prevention initiatives.

Featured speakers include:

  • Jim Mercy, PhD, Acting Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Rachel Davis, MSW, Managing Director, Prevention Institute
  • Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH, Section Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Alan J. Dellapenna, Jr. R.S., MPH, Branch Head, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Catherine Joyner, MSW, Executive Director, Child Maltreatment Prevention Leadership Team
  • Shannon Breitzman, MA, Director, Injury, Suicide, and Violence Prevention Unit, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Jarrod Hindman, MS, Program Manager, Injury, Suicide and Violence Prevention Unit, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Gretchen Musicant, MPH, Commissioner, Minneapolis Department of Health
  • Bass Zanjani, Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator, City of Minneapolis
  • Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, M.Ed, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Catherine Fine, MPH, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Boston Public Health Commission

The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Renee Johnson, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health.

 

The recording and resources from the webinar are below:

 


Part III: "Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health:

A Facilitated Discussion with Public Health Leaders"

During the third session of the webinar series showcasing violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. This session will feature a facilitated discussion and Q&A with recognized public health leaders at local, state, and national levels about the significance of addressing violence prevention through public health practice, programs, and policies. During this session participants will have the opportunity to dialogue and interact with a distinguished panel of leaders and experts about the importance of violence prevention in public health. The recording and resources from the webinar are below:

 

Featured panelists include:

  • Dr. John Auerbach, State Health Officer, State of Massachusetts, ASTHO President
  • Barbara Shaw, Director, Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
  • Dr. Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC
  • Dr. Adewale Troutman, Former Health Officer, City of Louisville (Kentucky)

The discussion is facilitated by Larry Cohen, Executive Director, Prevention Institute.

The recording and resources from the webinar are below:


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