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AM Coleman

Community Violence in Jamaica: A Public Health Issue for the Health Profession

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120–22
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It is imperative that a concerted action plan be initiated and championed by healthcare personnel considering the sociologic and healthcare costs of the societal impact of violence.

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Societal violence is a public health concern that confronts different countries. In this paper, the author examines the situation of community violence in Jamaica and discusses steps which could be taken by the health community to curb the pervasive and growing problem of community violence.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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