Online Program

Hospital-Based Violence Intervention: In step with Health Care reform

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Carnell Cooper, MD, Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Cheverly, MD
Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (HBVIP) are effective tools for reducing violence in our communities. Evidence-based data demonstrate that HBVIPs reduce repeat violent injury admissions to our hospitals as well as reduce criminal activity by its program participants. This presentation will highlight how public health ppractitioners can employ this strategy as a method to effectively reduce the burden of violence in our society.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate why Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (HBVIPs)are needed to prevent violence. Describe how HBVIPs operationalize. Demonstrate that HBVIPs are effective.

Keyword(s): Hospitals, Violence Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Medical Center Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Progarm, VIP. I have pver twenty years of emergency medical experience and my areas of research have focused on issues related to trauma attributable to violence, the mechanism of brain injury, and the diagnoses of blunt bowel injury.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.