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August 2012Vol. 13, No. 7Prevention Communications, Technology

In December 2011, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Global Violence Prevention Board held a workshop on the intersection of information and communications technology (ICT) and violence prevention. In June 2012, the Institute of Medicine published a summary of the papers and discussions presented at the workshop.

The goal of the workshop, entitled mPreventViolence—the "m" stands for mobile—was to engage multidisciplinary practitioners in a dialogue and exchange cross-sector public health approaches to prevention and application of ICT in those approaches. The workshop summary consists of three sections. The first section presents an overview of the workshop themes, including transforming violence prevention through new communications, addressing disparities, and framing violence prevention communication. The second section provides presentations and papers from speakers at the workshop. The third and final section of the paper provides speaker biographies and the workshop agenda.

Communications and Technology for Violence Prevention: Workshop Summary by Katherine Blakeslee, Deepali Patel, and Melissa Simon is available on the Institute of Medicine website: