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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Diversity and Culture, Health equity/social determinants of health, Program design/implementation,
Violence/Intentional Injury - Gang violence, Gun violence, Homicide/Assault, Youth violence
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

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:

– Understand why violence is a health problem – a contagious epidemic that is transmitted across syndromes.

– Learn how violence, like other contagions, can be interrupted through programs such as Cure Violence and through a health systems approach.

– Learn about a framework for violence prevention action, including how to activate leaders locally to transform the perceptions and response to violence.

– Learn about new areas of program innovation for Cure Violence.


Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

Time/Length: 1 Hours
Additional Registration Required: no
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
5. Ability to BUILD and MANAGE an injury and/or violence prevention program
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education

Public Health:
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion
Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Diversity and Culture
Programs Planning