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Preventing Youth Violence with Dr. Denise Powell

Episode Summary

Growing up in Mississippi helped shaped Dr. Denise's Powell's advocacy work to prevent youth violence especially gun violence. Dr. Powell uses her role as physician and journalist to make a difference in her community. Youth violence is an important preventable public health issue. During this episode, Dr. Powell shares how her childhood experience with gun violence influenced her advocacy, disparities of violence within the Black community, the health effects of youth violence, it's role as an adverse childhood experience and it's intergeneration effects, and her work to prevent violence in her community.

Episode Notes

Growing up in Mississippi helped shaped Dr. Denise's Powell's advocacy work to prevent youth violence especially gun violence. Dr. Powell uses her role as physician and journalist to make a difference in her community. Youth violence is an important preventable public health issue.

During this episode, Dr. Powell shares how her childhood experience with gun violence influenced her advocacy, disparities of violence within the Black community, the health effects of youth violence, it's role as an adverse childhood experience and it's intergeneration effects, and her work to prevent violence in her community.

Bio:
Denise Powell is a seventh generation Mississippian who made her way to the San Francisco Bay Area for her medical training. She is an executive officer of the Young Leadership Council for the National Medical Fellowship and has written for CNN, ABC, Good Morning America, Doximity, and Blavity. Her dedication to preventing interpersonal gun violence within communities of color was born out of her own experiences and educational background.

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