Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention Webinar

11/17/2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Public Health Association, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Safe States Alliance
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Dr. Rodney Hammond
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Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention Webinar

From infants to the elderly, violence affects people in all stages 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.
You are invited to participate in the first webinar which will focus on public health leadership for violence prevention. Participants will have the opportunity to hear public health leaders from across the country discuss the important role that public health agencies play in improving the health of communities by preventing violence. This session will:
• 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.

Speakers include:
• Dr. Judy Monroe, Deputy Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, CDC
• Dr. Paul Halverson, President, Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
• Ms. Carol Moehrle, President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
• Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA)
• Ms. Amber Williams, Executive Director, Safe States Alliance

The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Rodney Hammond, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC

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