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May 2005Vol. 6, No. 4Webcast: Surgeon General's Workshop on Child Maltreatment

On March 30 and 31, Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., F.A.C.S., held a workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss defining and achieving a public health approach to preventing child maltreatment. The event included a cross-cutting list of participants representing medicine, public health, interchange development, social services, child welfare, academia, education, law enforcement, the faith-based community, juvenile justice, foundations, communications, mental health, and government.

An archived webcast of the conference, "Making Prevention of Child Maltreatment a National Priority: Implementing Innovations of a Public Health Approach," is available on the National Institutes of Health website at (Editor's note: This link is no longer active. To view a description of the conference proceedings, visit