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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 Public Health Approach to Addressing Gun Violence, March 28, 2017

Chicago Trauma Surgeon on City’s Violence and the Burnout It Spells for Docs and Nurses, March 22, 2017

A health-centered approach to preventing gun violence, March 2017

Hospital offers at-risk youth a grim lesson about gun violence, Jan. 31, 2017

'Cradle to Grave' helps at-risk youth understand gritty reality of gun violence, Jan. 30, 2017

How one hospital is applying public health interventions in effort to curb gun violence, Nov. 3, 2016

Keeping teens from being repeat victims of gunshot, knife wounds, Aug. 18, 2016

Hospital Approaches to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence, HPOE/HRET/AHA Guides, March 2015. This guide offers hospital leaders a model for hospital-based violence intervention that can be tailored to each community’s unique needs. 

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Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital tries to keep kids from returning, St. Louis Public Radio, March 6, 2017: The program targets children between the ages of 8 and 19 who have been treated at Children's Hospital for such things as gunshot wounds or stabbings.

Is violence a contagious disease?, Boston Globe, Feb. 27, 2017: Gunshot victim Kynndal Martin, who benefited from Boston Medical Center’s Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, now works as a dietary aide.

Chicago hospitals lean on church leaders to help stem emotional toll of gun violence, Modern Healthcare, Dec. 15, 2016: Northwestern Memorial Hospital has partnered with University of Chicago Medicine to back a program that enlists those who often are sounding boards for the community. Pastors in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood are being trained by a group of Israeli trauma counselors who, having treated victims of terror and war, say gun violence victims are experiencing much of the same psychological effects.


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