By Ashley Maier on August 21, 2012

Putting social justice at the heart of public health

Putting Social Justice at the Heart of Public Health is an advanced-level course that develops a public health framework for the prevention of violence against women that is rooted in social justice, community assets, and community needs.   It explores the compatibility of common public health and feminist perspectives for the prevention of violence against women.

Intended for those who have a firm understanding of prevention concepts, this course guides learners through a lesson that includes a presentation, offering opportunities to test one’s learning.

Access the course and related materials and opportunities at

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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