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Webinar on Greening Urban Spaces to Prevent Violence (February 22, 2012)

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When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (9 to 9:30 a.m. PT / noon to 12:30 p.m. ET)
Price: Free
Where: Webinar

Register for this webinar to hear one example of how improving neighborhood environments can prevent violence. Planting trees and greening vacant lots in Philadelphia have contributed to fewer gun assaults and less vandalism, as well as improved resident well-being and increased physical activity. Part of the series “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?” hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this webinar highlights violence and injury as a priority preventable health issue. Register now.

Presenters include:
  • Don Wright, Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Howard K. Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Robert Grossmann, Director of the Philadelphia Green Program, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Charles Branas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Leading Health Indicators: Preventing Injury and Violence
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
9 to 9:30 a.m. PST / 12 to 12:30 p.m. EST
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