ICHP Affiliate One of 150 Violence Prevention Experts at International WHO Conference

Abigail A. Fagan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law and an Institute for Child Health Policy affiliate, will present a talk at the Global Violence Reduction Conference, which is sponsored by the World Health Organization and the University of Cambridge. The conference, which features 150 global experts in violence prevention from academia and major international and philanthropic organizations, aims to begin addressing the World Health Assembly’s recent mandate to strengthen public health policies that support violence reduction, especially against women and children.

Fagan’s talk, entitled “Overcoming Obstacles to High Quality Implementation of Evidence-based Principles in Violence Prevention,” provides recommendations for how agencies, communities and systems can better deliver evidence-based programs, policies and practices.

“While my presentation will emphasize that increased attention to implementation processes is necessary in order to achieve significant reductions in violence, the principles I will discuss are relevant to the delivery of any scientific innovation designed to improve public health,” Fagan said. “I am excited to represent the University of Florida and the Institute for Child Health Policy at this conference and interact with violence prevention experts from across the world.”