EditorialViolence Is a Public Health IssueWen, Leana S. MD, MSc, FAAEM; Goodwin, Kathleen E. BAAuthor Information Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, Maryland (Dr Wen and Ms Goodwin). Correspondence: Kathleen E. Goodwin, BA, 1001 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Kathleen.Goodwin@baltimorecity.gov). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: November/December 2016 - Volume 22 - Issue 6 - p 503-505 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000501 Buy Metrics This editorial describes violence prevention as one of public health's essential functions that focus on upstream intervention to improve the health of populations. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.