Meeting

Exploring the Use of Health Approaches in Community-Level Strategies to Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization: A Workshop


When: September 7, 2016 - September 8, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Auditorium) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topic Public Health
Activity: Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a 2-day public workshop in Washington, D.C. to explore applying health (e.g., public health, healthcare, mental/behavioral health) approaches in community-level strategies to countering violent extremism (CVE) and radicalization. CVE consists of various prevention and intervention approaches to increase the resilience of communities and individuals to radicalization towards ideologically motivated violence, provide non-violent avenues for expressing grievances, educate communities about the threat of online recruitment and radicalization to violence, and other innovative community-based approaches. Through this workshop, individuals with expertise in healthcare, behavioral health, public health, homeland security, law enforcement, and countering violent extremism will be convened to explore:

  • The evolving threat of violent extremism and radicalization within communities across America;
  • Traditional approaches to countering domestic violent extremism and radicalization;
  • Applying health (e.g., public health, healthcare, mental/behavioral health) centered approaches to countering violent extremism and radicalization; and
  • Opportunities for cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration and learning among domestic and international stakeholders and organizations (e.g., community and/or faith based, law enforcement, justice system, public health, healthcare, mental/behavioral health) for countering violent extremism and radicalization.

If you would like more information about the workshop, please contact Justin Snair at jsnair@nas.edu







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