Violence and health: the United States in a global perspective.

  title={Violence and health: the United States in a global perspective.},
  author={James A Mercy and Etienne G. Krug and Linda L. Dahlberg and Anthony Barry Zwi},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={93 2},
Violence is a public health problem that can be understood and changed. Research over the past 2 decades has demonstrated that violence can be prevented and that, in some cases, prevention programs are more cost-effective than other policy options such as incarceration. The United States has much to contribute to-and stands to gain much from-global efforts to prevent violence. A new World Health Organization initiative presents an opportunity for the United States to work with other nations to… CONTINUE READING
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