Implementing the Cure Violence Health Model

The Cure Violence Health Model has been successfully replicated around the world. If you are in a community with serious violence, the Cure Violence Health Model will help to significantly reduce violence.

Who Should Implement the Cure Violence Health Model?

Any community that has a problem with violence should consider implementing the Cure Violence Health Model.  In order to start implementing the Cure Violence health model, someone from the community needs to step up and champion the cause.  This can be anyone from the community – a congressman, an alderman, a pastor, a community organization or even a concerned citizen.

Whomever initiates the process will have to start by obtaining support from and participation of the key stakeholders in the community – local politicians, community organizations, police, and others.  Our team can help guide you through this process – please contact our team for assistance.


Path to implementing Cure Violence health approach:

  1. Determine appropriateness of community (high level of violence)
  2. Engage communities leaders
  3. Identify appropriate community partners
  4. Identify appropriate hospital response partners
  5. Re-examine the data
  6. Hire credible messengers
  7. Train workers and receive technical assistance

The Cure Violence Health Model has been implemented in cities everywhere.  In big cities such as New York City, Chicago, Baltimore, San Antonio and New Orleans.  In smaller cities like Kansas City, Syracuse and Albany.   And all over the world – in Basra, Iraq; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and Cape Town, South Africa.

In order for the model to be effective, the program must be implemented correctly. The Cure Violence organization can help to ensure fidelity to the model through our technical assistance and training program. If you are interested in implementing the Cure Violence Health Model in your community, please contact our team for assistance.


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