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The current state of science in violence prevention reveals progress, promise, and a number of remaining challenges. In order to fully examine the issue of global violence prevention, the Institute of Medicine in collaboration with Global Violence Prevention Advocacy, convened a workshop and released the workshop summary entitled, Violence Prevention in Low-and Middle-Income Countries.

The workshop brought together participants with a wide array of expertise in fields related to health, criminal justice, public policy, and economic development, to study and articulate specific opportunities for the U.S. government and other leaders with resources to more effectively support programming for prevention of the many types of violence. Participants highlighted the need for the timely development of an integrated, science-based approach and agenda to support research, clinical practice, program development, policy analysis, and advocacy for violence prevention.

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Institute of Medicine. 2008. Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Finding a Place on the Global Agenda: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Front Matter i-xvi
Summary 1-6
1 Introduction 7-13
2 Setting the Stage 14-21
3 Why the World Should Care About Violence Prevention 22-35
4 The Intersection of Violence and Health 36-52
5 What Is Working Around the World in Violence Prevention? 53-65
6 Words of Wisdom: Working with the Media and Nongovernmental Organizations 66-71
7 Scaling Up International Support for Violence Prevention 72-88
8 Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Agencies and Organizations to Focus on Violence Prevention in Developing Countries 89-101
9 Taking Global Violence Prevention to the Next Step: Questions for the Workshop Participants 102-108
References 109-112
Appendix A: Workshop Agenda 113-120
Appendix B: Participant List 121-122
Appendix C: Background Papers for June 2007 Workshop 123-124
Preventing Violence in Developing Countries: A Framework for Action--James A. Mercy, Alex Butchart, Mark L. Rosenberg, Linda Dahlberg, Alison Harvey 125-148
The Intersection of Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS--Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Marguerite L. Baty, Reem Ghandour, Jamila Stockman, Leilani Francisco, Jennifer Wagman 149-166
A Logical Framework for Preventing Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries--Susan Zaro, Mark L. Rosenberg, James A. Mercy 167-170
Collective Violence: Health Impact and Prevention--Victor W. Sidel, Barry S. Levy 171-200
Violence, Health, and Development--Richard Matzopoulos, Brett Bowman, Alexander Butchart 201-246
Appendix D: Biographies of Planning Committee Members and Workshop Speakers 247-264

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