Interrupting Violence from within the Trauma Unit and Well Beyond

The MedStar Community Violence Intervention Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is currently in the midst of a randomized, controlled trial and was recently highlighted in Health Affairs. The study tracks participants for 1 year, comparing the groups in terms of violent injury recidivism, predisposition to violence, substance abuse, and life satisfaction. Participants in the study have been seen at MWHC’s Level I trauma unit either days, weeks, or even months earlier.  Read more.