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The Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention

The public health approach to violence preventionThe public health perspective asks the foundational questions: Where does the problem begin? How could we prevent it from occurring in the first place? To answer these questions, public health uses a systematic, scientific approach for understanding and preventing violence.1

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  1. Mercy, J., et. al. (1993). Public Health Policy for Preventing Violence. Health Affairs. 12(4), 7-29.

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