Mobilizing Communities and Health Leaders to Prevent and Reduce Violence

Saturday, June 24, 2017: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Latrobe/Bulfinch (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Violence is a devastating problem with both immediate and long-term effects. Exposure to violence negatively impacts health outcomes and has been linked to increases in chronic diseases, mental health disorders, and risk of perpetrating violence. People have the right to access safe environments, health resources, and violence-free lives. This session will cover violence as a health issue and epidemic as well as provide an overview of a community violence prevention and intervention model.
Caroline Gumpenberger, MPH (Director of Education, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Shannon Cosgrove, MHA (Director of Health Policy, Cure Violence)
Johnnie Williams (GRASP Enterprises Director/AIM Outreach, Gang Rescue and Support Project)
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