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Violence Is a Public Health Issue

Wen, Leana S. MD, MSc, FAAEM; Goodwin, Kathleen E. BA

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: November/December 2016 - Volume 22 - Issue 6 - p 503–505
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000501

This editorial describes violence prevention as one of public health's essential functions that focus on upstream intervention to improve the health of populations.

Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, Maryland (Dr Wen and Ms Goodwin).

Correspondence: Kathleen E. Goodwin, BA, 1001 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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