Sexual Violence is a Public Health Problem: Collaborating Across Sectors
Webinar Published on July 22, 2021
If sexual violence were a disease, epidemiologists might characterize it as hyperendemic (or persistently and highly prevalent) across the globe. Studies consistently show alarmingly high physical, emotional, social, and financial costs associated with experiencing sexual violence. However, sexual violence is preventable, and taking a public health approach to addressing sexual violence is critical to preventing and ending sexual violence.
This workshop explores what a public health approach to sexual violence prevention looks like, including how creating opportunities for collaboration between anti-sexual violence agencies and local health departments could lead to more effective prevention initiatives.