Violence is a Health Issue

Like the great infectious diseases throughout human history, violence can be understood better scientifically, and the result must be a new strategy.

“The approach that will come to prominence” - Economist

Active programs in more than 20 cities in 8 countries and endorsed by the US Conference of Mayors.

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.

Gary Slutkin at TEDMED 2013

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