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1 Introduction
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... Furthermore, if stakeholder groups, including decision makers, practitioners, and affected communities, know the value of violence prevention programs that are grounded in evidence, they may more likely support the implementation and continued improvement of such programs. On January 23-24, 2013, the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council's (IOM and NRC's)
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... Many effective and promising violence prevention programs that contribute to the evidence base have been discussed in the context of previous Forum workshops.2 This workshop was an opportunity to engage in a more comprehensive discussion of the value of the evidence base and its applicability across contexts. Context Broadly speaking, violence is a form of intentional injury, and is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)
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... Programs that have been shown to have evidence supporting their success in reducing violence-related outcomes often are labeled as "effective" or "promising." Evidence-based registries, such as Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development and, have specific defined criteria for labeling of programs but, in general, effective programs are those that are "based on sound theory, have been evaluated in at least two, wellconducted studies, and have demonstrated significant, short-term and/or long-term preventive effects, depending on intent and design" (Purdy and Wilkens, 2011, p.
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... Successful violence prevention programs exist around the world, but a comprehensive framework is needed to systematically structure proven approaches to this problem. As the global community recognizes the con nection between violence and failure to achieve health and development goals, a resource such as an evidence-based framework could more effectively inform policies and funding priorities locally, nationally, and globally.
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... Chapter 4 covers the workshop discussions on the dissemination of evidence to different stakeholder communities; while Chapter 5 focuses on translating evidence into effective action, particularly across cultural contexts. The second part of this report consists of submitted papers from speakers regarding the substance of the work they presented.

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