Purpose of the Activity : This activity is designed to provide public health and health practitioners with strategies and resources to advance violence prevention in their practice and community.

Objectives of the Activity:  to increase practitioners’ 1 knowledge of violence prevention strategies; and 2) ability to apply violence prevention strategies.

Target Audience: physicians, nurses, health educators, public health professionals, federal, state, county, and local health agency officials and staff, health care providers, school health personnel and teachers, personnel and faculty from academia, administration and research.

Conflict of Interest: None of the planners, faculty, authors or moderators has a conflict to disclose as it relates to this educational activity.

Commercial or Sponsor Support: No commercial or sponsor support was used for this educational activity.

Non-Endorsement of Products
As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Learning and Professional Development Programs (LPDP) Unit do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.

Policy on Disclosures to Learners
The American Public Health Association strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs. All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program. This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts. In addition, faculty is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation. View the Conflict of Interest and Resolution of COI policies

Accreditation Statements

Medicine (CME)

APHA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

APHA designates this enduring materials educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The APHA Public Health Nursing section (APHA/PHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES)
APHA is accredited by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. to sponsor continuing education for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).

APHA designates this enduring materials educational event for the CHES to receive up to 3 Category I CE contact hours (CHEC).

Public Health (CPH) Statement
APHA is accredited as a provider of Certified Public Health Continuing Education by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

APHA designates this enduring materials educational activity for a maximum of 3 CPHCE credits.

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