The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently profiled violence prevention–a Youth Master Plan priority–as an urgent health issue in a USA Today special section.
RWJF resources on the issue include:
- “Violence: The Bigger Picture”: RWJF’s President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey joined leaders in philanthropy and business as part of a panel of experts to discuss what is needed to stop violence.
- “Curing Violence Starts at the Community Level”: A profile of Forward Promise grantee Elev8 Baltimore and their D-Stress Baltimore program. Developed in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, D-Stress Baltimore is a comprehensive, school-based program that helps middle school-aged kids exposed to violence learn to better manage and respond to that stress and trauma.
- “Curbing Gun Violence Through Behavior Control”: A look at RWJF grantee Cure Violence, and their innovative approach of treating violence as an infectious disease that can be interrupted and prevented using public health strategies.