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Resources on Preventing Injury and Strengthening Safety


As a longtime advocate for injury and violence prevention policies, APHA has worked to bring national attention to these issues and we know a comprehensive public health approach is necessary. The resources below highlight some of the work that APHA has done around injury and violence prevention and provides you with tools to make a change in your community. For more information about APHA's efforts visit our topic pages on Injury and Violence Prevention and Gun Violence.

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting Session: A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention

Presentation: Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW - Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership Portfolio, Education Development Center, Lisa M Carlson, MPH, MCHES - APHA President-elect and Executive Administrator, Research Programs and Operations, Emory School of Medicine , Alex Crosby, MD, MPH - Chief Medical Officer, Division of Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Jennifer Kertains, MPH - President Elect, NACCHO and Director of Health, Farmington Valley Health District, Tia Dole - Chief Clinical Operations Officer, The Trevor Project, 86 min 25 sec

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting Session: Early Childhood Trauma: Interrupting the Cycle of Violence

Presentation: Debra Houry, MD, MPH - Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Rita Burke, PhD, MPH - Department of General Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles , Wendy Ellis, MPH, DrPH - Project Director, Building Community Resilience, Prevention and Community Health Department, George Washington University, Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP - Office of the California Surgeon General, 90 min 10 sec

APHA 202 Annual Meeting Session: There's no Place like Home: The Built Environment and Violence Prevention

Presentation: Andrea Manzo - Regional Equity Director, East Salinas Building Healthy Communities, Francisco Lara-Valencia - Associate Professor, Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Charles Branas, PhD - Chair, Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Eugenia South, MD, MS - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, 88 min 9 sec