Sept. 26, 2018

Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds: Alcohol, Violence, and Public Health in Philadelphia


TOPIC: Alcohol, Violence, and Public Health in Philadelphia

Excessive alcohol use causes substantial negative health impacts. In addition, alcohol sales may also adversely affect public health and community wellbeing. This session will explore the intertwined nature of alcohol use and violence. The location and characteristics of alcohol outlets can have significant impact on neighborhood violence rates, and there are close links between alcohol use, firearm homicide, and suicide. Healthcare providers and public health professionals may have opportunities to reduce violence in a community through interventions that target alcohol.  

Brie Reimann, MPA
Director, National Council for Behavioral Health’s Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Christopher Morrison, PhD, MPH
Penn Injury Science Center, University of Pennsylvania

Julia Hinckley, JD
Policy Director, Health and Human Services Cabinet, City of Philadelphia

Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention -- Get Healthy Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

This event is presented by The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in coordination with Philadelphia Department of Public Health and funding support from the Independence Foundation.

The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.

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Event registration is non-refundable, but is transferable.


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