By using a public health led social justice approach, DotW works with partners to identify effective methods, interventions and approaches to reduce violence in American communities.
Doctors of the World identifies unmet needs within the field of urban violence prevention, including areas where we can be most effective addressing gaps in service delivery.
Our program goals are:
Doctors of the World USA has partnered with the NYC Health + Hospitals Jacobi Medical Center’s Stand Up to Violence Program (SUV). The SUV Program is a hospital-based violence prevention initiative located in the Bronx, NY that works to improve outcomes in patients admitted for violent trauma and to prevent community violence through an intervention that employs community outreach workers both within the hospital setting, as well as out in the community to prevent future violence.
DotW provides support to the Jacobi SUV program that will increase the capacity of their in-hospital program to reach more patients that present with a violent injury in their adult or pediatric emergency room.
Currently we are building relationships locally with hospital based violence intervention sites and Cure Violence community based organizations within New York City, as well as local health entities.
These partnerships will allow DotW to expand upon the programming that we are offering, as well as to reach our goals of partnering with existing violence prevention programming, developing training and capacity building opportunities, as well as creating opportunities for convening of organizations and programs in the field.
The Atlantic, February 19th 2019
Mass killings on school grounds account for a very small percent of victims, but they capture far more public attention than other shootings.