martes, 18 de febrero de 2014

CDC's Grand Rounds Presents “Preventing Youth Violence,” today, February 18, at 1 p.m. (EST).

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Join us today for the February session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Preventing Youth Violence.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, February 18, at 1 p.m. (EST) at webcast link is only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing. 

This session of Grand Rounds will explore the societal burden of youth violence, and the evidence-based approaches and partnerships that are necessary to prevent youth violence and its consequences. Homicide, the third leading cause of death among young people 10 to 24, is responsible for more deaths in this group than the next six leading causes of death combined. Each day, 13 homicides occur in this age group, and an additional 1,700 youth are treated in U.S. emergency departments for assault-related injuries, resulting in an estimated $17.5 billion in total costs per year. While many prevention programs have been found to significantly reduce youth violence, the available evidence-based approaches are often not used in communities because of real and perceived challenges to implementation. Some communities and public health departments have successfully built the capacity to take advantage of what we know works and are seeing substantial declines in youth violence.

Please join us as we discuss public health’s role in the prevention of youth violence and the broad-based collaboration required to help communities stop youth violence before it starts.

Future Grand Rounds topics include multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and autism.

Email your questions about this topic before or during the session. Follow us on Twitter #cdcgrandrounds

Presented By:

Howard Spivak, MD
Director, Division of Violence Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
Why Youth Violence Prevention is a Public Health Issue

Deborah Gorman-Smith, PhD
Professor, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Director, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention
 “Helping Communities Use the Evidence for Youth Violence Prevention”

Sheila Savannah, MA
 Division Manager, Health Planning, Evaluation and Program Development Office 
Houston Department of Health and Human Services 
“Planning and Implementing Youth Violence Prevention in Houston”
Robert L. Listenbee Jr., JD
Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice
“Promoting Violence Prevention in our Communities, Achieving Impact, and Scaling Up”

Facilitated By:

John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds 

For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).

Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team.Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.

For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events.  Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event.  Please e-mail the request to

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive Continuing Education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016.  The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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