|Minority Student Caucus: Minority Health Conference 1998|
The Many Faces of Violence: Strategies for Prevention in the New Millennium
20th Annual Minority Health Conference
February 19-20, 1998
Violent and abusive acts negatively affect the physical and mental health of an estimated 2.2 million U.S. residents every year. Among the many types of violent and abusive behaviors reported, suicide and homicide combined account for the fourth leading cause of premature death prior to the age of 65. For example, homicide is the leading cause of death in Black men between the ages of 15 and 34. For these reasons, the multi-causal and multifaceted problem of violence has emerged in the last 15 years as a public health priority, particularly in communities of color where violence is at epidemic proportions. The 1998 Minority Health Conference will examine the issues of violence that affect our culturally and ethnically diverse communities. Topics will include homicide, suicide, gun/firearm-related deaths, child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, rape, and urban and rural youth violence.
W. Rodney Hammond, PhD
Director, Division of Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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