In this special Dialogue4Health Web Forum, public health leaders and innovators Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Larry Cohen will discuss the role of prevention and equity in our current climate with a particular focus on preventing violence to advance health. Deborah and Larry’s collective work to advance health and equity and to define violence as a public health issue is described in Larry’s new book, Prevention Diaries: The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All. Through colorful stories, Larry illustrates the impact that systems, policies, industries, and environments have on health—often in unexpected ways. Our presenters’ informative and inspiring conversation will draw from Prevention Diaries and highlight lessons from their decades of research and work in community health improvement through prevention and social change.

Please join us for a conversation and Q&A session with these notable experts. Registration is free and open to anyone interested in participating in this event, which is made possible by funding from the Langeloth Foundation.



Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD

Dean, College of Medicine

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science

Los Angeles, CA

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Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D. is dean and professor of Medicine for the College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Prothrow-Stith is an internationally recognized public health leader, who since 2008 has advised top-tier healthcare, life sciences, academic and not-for-profit institutions on leadership and executive talent…

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Larry Cohen, MSW

Executive Director

Prevention Institute

Oakland, CA

Larry Cohen is founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit that helps shape the way the country thinks about health: improving community conditions and taking action to support health, safety, and equity in the first place. Larry works with communities to address health inequities and has advanced…

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