Gun Violence Prevention

Gun violence is a public health epidemic that affects the well-being and safety of all Americans. The public health approach brings together community stakeholders and experts across disciplines in a common effort to develop and apply evidence-based interventions. This approach to tackling public health crises has been used to eradicate diseases like polio, reduce smoking deaths, and make cars safer - saving million of lives. We can learn from these successes and apply these lessons to preventing gun violence.

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Cure Violence Global Assessment in Peoria

The Peoria City/County Health Department is currently working through an assessment with Cure Violence Global to explore a new model of addressing gun violence in Peoria, Illinois. Cure Violence Global is a violence intervention program that stops the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control. Through this readiness assessment process, we are working with local stakeholders to get a better understanding of how this model could work for our community.  

Cure Violence 101 Workshop:  This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to why violence is a health issue and the Cure Violence Model. This presentation covers the following topics:

  1. Violence as a health issue
  2. Overview of the health approach
  3. Cure Violence model
  4. Critical elements of implementation
  5. Outcomes and results
  6. Readiness assessment process

 Oct 2022 Cure Violence Workshops (PDF):

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