Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with the Huffington Post will host a free, live ForumHSPH.org webcast, The Domestic Violence Crisis: Mobilizing the Public and Private Sectors, Monday, October 24, 2016, from 12:30-1:30pm ET. According to the CDC, nearly 29 million U.S. women and 16 million U.S. men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. Most of those experiences occur before the age of twenty-five. The evidence is clear that domestic violence takes a physical and emotional toll on individuals, families and communities. Those exposed both directly and indirectly are at a greater risk of mental health disorders, infectious and chronic diseases and death. And the global annual cost in lost productivity, health care, and law enforcement is estimated to be in the trillions. This Forum event, held during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will explore the many dimensions of domestic violence, the need for evidence-based prevention strategies and the role that the public and private sectors need to play to shift the conversation from intervention to preventive action. The panel will include thought leaders and experts in public health and research coming together to advance the prevention of domestic violence. Expert participants include Dr. Anke Hoeffler, Research Officer, Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Ms. L.Y. Marlow, Founder of Saving Promise, a national domestic violence prevention organization; Dr. James Mercy, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC; and Dr. Michelle Williams, Dean, Harvard Chan School. Ms. Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter at The Huffington Post, will be the moderator.