Treating violence as a contagious health issue

Like the infectious diseases in our history, violence is better understood and more successfully treated as an epidemic.

“The approach that will come to prominence” - Economist

Reducing lethal violence through partnersips in over 60 communities in the US, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Results: More than 200 Days Without a Homicide

The Cure Violence program site in New Orleans celebrated 200 straight days without a homicide, and many other sites are celebrating similar milestones

Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting reductions in violence of 40% to 70%.

 

Gary Slutkin at TEDMED 2013

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