What:  Community violence is an epidemic, disproportionately hurting young people of color.  Victims of violence are at increased risk for repeated injury, poor health and homicide.  Hospital programs that connect patients with intensive case management and treatment for psychological trauma can reduce cycles of community violence.  This virtual conference identifies best practices in hospital-linked violence intervention programs.

Who:  Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Delaware County’s only Level 2 Trauma Center, the Chester Peace Initiative, part of Philadelphia Cease Fire, and the Chester Community Coalition formed a partnership this year to provide psycho-social services to victims of violence, the first such effort in Delaware County.  

Keynote Address:  Violence Prevention on the Front Lines: Caring Clinicians Coast to Coast

Rochelle Dicker, MD, Professor in Residence, Department of Surgery, UCLA, Board Chair of the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

Joel Fein, MD, MPH Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Codirector, The Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP.

Who should attend:  Public citizens committed to decreasing community violence.  Continuing education credits will be available for Physicians, Nurses, NPs, PAs, Physicians and Social Workers.

When:  Wednesday, May 19th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

To register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-practices-in-hospital-linked-violence-intervention-programs-tickets-149795724043

Media Contact:  Elayne DeSimone, (610) 529-8157, elayned@gmail.com

Website:  https://www.chestercommunitycoalition.org/