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After a Series of Gun Injuries and Deaths of Children, a Call for More Controls

Joel Fein, Director of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Intervention Program, was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about the need for stricter gun laws and policies after a series of gun injuries and deaths of children across Pennsylvania.

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Article in Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

The NNHVIP Policy Workgroup outlined policy priorities for hospital-based violence intervention programs, and the evidence supporting then, in an article entitled “Hospital-based violence intervention programs save lives and money” published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

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Mass. VIAP Highlighted at Boston Mayor Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Tour of Boston Medical Center

The Boston Globe has published an article about Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s tour of Boston Medical Center, where he learned of the important role of hospital-based violence intervention programs in preventing further violence.  The article highlights the Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocacy Program and includes interviews with Elizabeth Dugan, Program Manager, Kendall Bruce, Violence Intervention Advocate, and Roy Martin from the Boston Public Health Commission and Speaker at the 2012 NNHVIP Conference.

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Drs. Corbin, Dicker and James present at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

On Thursday, May 16, 2013, Dr. Ted Corbin from Healing Hurt People in Philadelphia, Dr. Rochelle Dicker from The Wraparound Project in San Francisco, and Dr. Thea James from the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program in Boston presented “Building Blocks for Establishing Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in (Your) Emergency Departments” at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta.  An abstract of the session can be found here.