Weekly News Roundup: Violence is a Public Health Priority Across the Globe

Using Data to Change Gun Policy (Stanford Social Innovation Review): Cure Violence is cited as public health model for violence reduction that focuses on prevention—a concept that leaders across the country are embracing in their individual fights against violence.

Government Hosting Violence Prevention Forum Thursday (Jamaica Observer): Cure Violence Founder Gary Slutkin participated in a violence prevention forum this week in Kingston, Jamaica, to discuss violence as a public health crisis.

The Power of the Third Party (Cure Violence Blog): Cure Violence’s Senior Researcher Charlie Ransford discusses the crucial involvement of violence interrupters in peacefully settling disputes.

GR Stop the Violence: One Year Later (Fox 17): Leaders from the “Stop the Violence” campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan hope to change social norms around the reporting of violent activity in their community, and are seeking funding to implement a Cure Violence partnership.

Finding the Role of Health Care in Population Health (The Journal of the American Medical Association): As an enhanced focus on population health plays an increasingly bigger role in national conversations about problems facing the U.S. health care system, collaborations within the health care industry are more valuable than ever. Cure Violence’s multi-sectoral approach to combating violence is cited as an innovative partnership.

Our Top 4 Resources for Information on Violence (Cure Violence Blog): We share our top resources for information on violence to help support colleagues, partners, supporters, and allies across the world.

Gang Violence is a Public Health Issue (The Guardian): The English government responds to the costly issue of gang and youth violence by including it as a priority under the broader realm of public health.

Detroit Deadliest City for Children Due to Prematurity, Violence (The Detroit News): According to a new study, children in Detroit are dying at a greater rate than any other city its size in the U.S., with violence being the second leading cause of death. Community leaders characterize the development as a “public health emergency.”