New National Academy of Medicine Publication Explores The Influence Of Trauma And Violence On Communities

NASEM Community Violence as a Population Health IssueOn January 17, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a publication titled “Community Violence as a Population Health Issue: Proceedings of a Workshop”. This publication synthesizes the presentations and discussions that occurred during the workshop held on June 16, 2016.

As shared on the website, “the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop in Brooklyn, New York, to explore the influence of trauma and violence on communities. The workshop was designed to bring attention to the impact of racism and violence on communities; some social and physical interventions that can change landscapes of violence; some local strategies to build community resilience and safety; some lessons learned from select approaches and initiatives designed to reduce community violence, and public health-informed approaches to community policing and collaboration. This Proceedings of a Workshop synthesizes the presentations and discussions that occurred during the workshop, Community Violence as a Population Health Issue.”

The publication is available in three formats:  it is free to download; available to read online;  or you may pre-purchase a copy of the publication.

I think you will find this publication of great interest and extremely informative given the climate of community violence, which is, sadly, so very prevalent across our country at this time.