What if the homicide rate is treated with the same approach as tobacco use or heart disease?
What happens when we start viewing violence as a public health issue? The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) recently hosted a forum to discuss this issue, relying on the expert opinions of Deborah Prothrow-Stith, a professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health; Brett Grant, director of policy and research for Voices for Racial Justice; Gretchen Musicant, health commissioner for the city of Minneapolis; and William Blair Anderson, chief of police for the city of St. Cloud.
The conversation was moderated by MPR News host Tom Weber and is now available online.
Listen to the conversation: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/violence-as-public-health-issue