Youth Violence Prevention

Here we highlight lessons learned about youth violence prevention and what you can do now, on your next shift to prevent violent injuries in youth. Dr. Joe Wright is an accomplished leader in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and is a compelling voice for violence prevention.


Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Joesph L. Wright, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Capital Region Health/University of Maryland Medical System and Professor (adjunct), Pediatrics and Health Policy & Management, University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Public Health


American Academy Of Pediatrics election:

More information on the candidates:

Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Policy statement–Role of the pediatrician in youth violence prevention. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):393-402. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0943. Epub 2009 Jun 11. PMID: 19520726.

Wright JL. Training healthcare professionals in youth violence prevention: closing the gap. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Dec;29(5 Suppl 2):296-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2005.08.025. PMID: 16376733.

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