Violence Prevention through Public Health

Violence prevention from a public health perspective considers the multiple levels of risk that can impact a person at the individual, relationship, community or societal level. Because of this multiplicity, the WHO stresses the importance of integrated strategies that involve different governmental and nongovernmental sectors tackling the roots of violence in a coordinated way. Prerequisites to action include the identification and consultation with key stakeholders.

WHO.(2004).Preventing Violence: A guide to implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health. Geneva:WHO.

A Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention

Boston Public Health Commission 2015