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SPRING 2016
Vol 22 • No 1
   
GUN VIOLENCE
A PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA

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Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV) invites you to join us for our 21st Anniversary celebration with featured speaker Billie Weiss,MPH, Associate Director Emeritus, SCIPRP-Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA who will address this year’s theme “Gun Violence: A Public Health Epidemic.” Please join us Sunday, May 15 at the historic Santa Barbara Club, 2:30–5pm. Enjoy libations and delectables, music, and a great auction.
   

A Public health approach to preventing gun violence recognizes that violence is contagious and can become epidemic within a society. Prevention involves the use of core public health activities to
interrupt the transmission of violence: 1) surveillance to track gun- related deaths and injuries, gain insight into the causes of gun violence and assess the impact of interventions; 2) identifying risk factors associated with gun violence (e.g., poverty and depression) and resilience or protective factors that guard against gun violence (e.g., youth access to trusted adults); 3) developing, implementing and evaluating interventions to reduce risk factors and build resilience; and 4) institutionalizing successful prevention strategies. Download your free copy!