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Community Violence and Mental Health: Health Center Strategies for Violence Prevention and Intervention

Resource Topic: Promising/Best Practices

Resource Subtopic: Patient-Centered Health Outcomes.

Keywords: Community Engagement, Health Care Facilities, Health Systems, Injury and Violence Prevention, Integrated Care.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Community violence is an urgent public health issue and an important social determinant of health. Experiencing or witnessing community violence can impact one’s physical, psychological, and emotional health. Community health centers can play a unique role in identifying, treating, and preventing violence exposure.

Resource Details: This is part three of a three-part webinar series that discussed the impact of community violence on the mental health of patients and health center staff, and showcase health center-based violence prevention and intervention strategies. This session showcased health center-based anti-violence partnerships and practices. Subject matter experts shared how health center staff can create and advocate for violence prevention and intervention practices in their workplace and in their community.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.