Violence is a health equity issue, and preventing violence is an important component of achieving equity in health and in our communities. Violence affects your health by causing injury, disability, and premature death. In our communities, some groups are more affected by violence than others.
Did you know?
Homicide is the leading cause of death for African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives between the ages of 10 and 24, and it is the second-leading cause of death for Hispanics of the same age
Black males 15 to 19 years old are six times as likely to be homicide victims compared to their white peers
On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States and in 2005, 1,181 women were murdered by an intimate partner
In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that shows that women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year
15.5 million children in the United States live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year, and seven million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurred
Our Violence Intervention and Prevention Program works to end all forms of violence in our communities through comprehensive intervention and prevention strategies.
Through our Passageway program, we provide services for patients, employees, and community members who are experiencing abuse from an intimate partner. Learn more about Passageway.