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ARIZONA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Proposed Resolution 9/98

TITLE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

WHEREAS: Domestic violence is a serious and widespread problem that affects all economic, educational, social, geographic, racial, ethnic and regional group;

WHEREAS: Domestic violence has been called by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop one of the major public health problems in America today, as much a public health issue as communicable disease control had been during the last two centuries;

WHEREAS: Domestic violence is an act, or series of acts, that lead to physical, emotional, or other injury to another individual. These acts may be overt, covert or threats of harm. They include acts of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, incest and neglect;

WHEREAS: Domestic violence can involve spouse/partner abuse, child abuse or elder abuse;

WHEREAS: Domestic violence in one generation can lead to repetition of violence in the next generation;

WHEREAS: Domestic violence has become an increasingly public issue in Arizona;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The members of Arizona Public Health Association support activities undertaken as an organization, in coalitions or individually to reduce the incidence of domestic violence. These activities may involve strategies to improve prevention and education, legal judicial reform, service delivery and/or research.

PASSED BY MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEETING 9/16/98

Pat Zurick Executive Secretary

132~1998_(1) Domestic violence (violence, public safety)

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