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CDC connects communities with youth violence prevention strategies

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 13, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286


CDC’s Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and its companion guide provide information and action steps to help community leaders and members, public health professionals, families, and young people to be part of the solution in preventing youth violence. Research and experience show that youth violence can be prevented. Each member of a community has an important role in stopping youth violence before it starts. These consumer-friendly online resources will provide communities with specific evidence-based strategies to help reduce or prevent youth violence.


Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action


  • Youth violence is a significant public health problem that jeopardizes the physical, mental, and economic health of all residents.
  • Proven approaches are available that can prevent youth violence before it happens.
  • A public health approach that includes multiple, evidence-based prevention strategies can result in community-wide and sustained reductions in youth violence.
  • CDC’s Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and its companion guide can help all members of a community understand steps they can take to prevent youth violence.

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