Youth Violence Prevention

Youth violence is a significant public health problem that affects thousands of young people each day and in turn, their families, schools, and communities.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth violence can take different forms including fights, bullying, threats with weapons, and gang-related violence.  As health care providers it is important to recognize that adverse childhood experiences have a significant impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health.

Below, we have provided case studies, webinars and other resources that highlight hospital and health system efforts to prevent youth violence in their communities.


Read more about the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (featured right).

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Officer Azim and neighborhood kids celebrate their success during National Police Night Out at Boeddeker Park. Read more.

Webinars and Podcasts

Webinar: Innovations in Hospital and Community Health Partnerships, June 2018: Learn how Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is partnering with Saint Francis Foundation to play a deeper role in improving health outcomes for residents in the Tenderloin, a highly challenged neighborhood adjac...

AHA Members in Action

Youth Violence Prevention Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI – Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday is a hospital-based violence-intervention program targeting patients ages 14 to 30 who are survivors of intentional community violence. (July 2018) John H. Strog...

Media Insights

AHA Resources Cost of Community Violence to Hospitals and Health Systems, July 26, 2017 The Impact of Violence on Community Health, April 12, 2017 Study Assesses High Cost of Firearm Injuries, April 7, 2017 Finding a Hospital’s Role in Curbing Chicago’s Violence, April 3, 2017 The ...

Related Resources

Case Studies
Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital | Detroit, MI Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) was created to address a significan
Case Studies
Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership: The Push to Advance Health and Safety in the Tenderloin - Printable PDFs
Case Studies
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and Trinity College, Hartford, CT Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance
Magazine/Newspaper/Website
News, magazine articles and other media insights related to street and gang violence
Case Studies
Case studies featuring AHA member programs addressing street and gang violence in their communities.
Webinar Recordings
Webinars and other educational events about efforts addressing street and gang violence.