APHA’s Georges Benjamin joined a panel of experts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday, entitled “The Science Base for Prevention of Injury and Violence.” Tuesday’s session is part of a series of webinars the CDC will host this year, each with its own focus on a particular public health topic. Past sessions explored health IT, prescription drug overdose and HIV prevention.
Benjamin was joined by Linda Degutis DrPH, MSN, director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, David A. Sleet, BA, MA, PhD, associate director of science at the Center, and Melvin Kohn, MD, MPH, director and state health officer at the Oregon Public Health Division.
Benjamin discussed future challenges and opportunities that that lie ahead for injury and violence prevention. More than 11,000 people tuned into the webinar. CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the Center will host a series of events to recognize the meaningful work and tremendous progress made in the field of injury and violence prevention.
Future Grand Rounds topics will include the Million Hearts initiative, alcohol, and lymphatic filariasis elimination. An audio recording of the live event will be made available soon.