Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention Webinar
November 17, 2010
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.
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
Director and State Health Officer, Arkansas Department of Health
Ms. Carol Moehrle
President, National Association of County and City Health Officials
District Director, North Central District Health Department (ID)
Dr. Georges Benjamin
Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Ms. Amber Williams
Executive Director, Safe States Alliance
Dr. Rodney Hammond
Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC
This webinar is made possible through a partnership between the American Public Health Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Safe States Alliance.