The mission of the AVA is to advance health education and research on the recognition, treatment, and prevention of the health effects of violence and abuse across the lifespan.

The vision of the AVA is that the recognition, treatment, and prevention of the health effects of violence and abuse are fully integrated into healthcare and society so that people of all ages are safe and healthy.

With your help we are making a difference. Learn more and get involved.

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For more information about the LINK Affinity Group, click here - http://www.avahealth.org/resources/affinity-groups/link-across-the-lifespan.html

Carey talks with Tasneem Ismailji, MD, MPH, who after many years as a practicing pediatrician, co-founded the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), an organization promoting health education and research for issues related to interpersonal violence. Dr. Ismailji discusses her “mutation” that allows her to think creatively, even rebelliously, and which led her on an adventurous, ever evolving career.