Structural Disease

Structural Disease

Elinore Kaufman recently spoke with Penn LDI about addressing firearm injury at the source. “As a trauma surgeon, I pride myself on fixing problems, and at Penn, we provide state-of-the-art acute care to our injured patients; including 80 people actively enrolled in...
HVIP Satisfaction

HVIP Satisfaction

Rachel Myers, Joel Fein, and a team from Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Center for Violence Prevention modified an existing questionnaire for relevance to CHOP’S Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) to routinely assess client...
Meeting Needs

Meeting Needs

Elinore Kaufman and the Penn Trauma Violence Recovery Program have added psychologists to their team to meet mental health needs after violent injury. “Our patients are seeking care and we’re able to meet that need directly with no barriers. No financial barriers, no...
Khalif Mujahid Ali’s legacy

Khalif Mujahid Ali’s legacy

A powerful voice in the violence prevention world of Philadelphia was lost with the recent passing of Khalif Mujahid Ali. The Penn Community Violence Prevention team aims to carry on the legacy of one of its founding members and Khalif’s longtime partners look...
Varying definitions of recovery for concussion

Varying definitions of recovery for concussion

A recent paper led by Dan Corwin, with Kate McDonald, Kristy Arbogast, and other CHOP colleagues, suggests there is wide variability in the proportion of youth considered to be “recovered” following concussion, depending on the definition of...
Youth firearm injury and recovery

Youth firearm injury and recovery

Elinore Kaufman, Therese Richmond, and Katie Hoskins published a review for pediatric critical care clinicians on youth firearm injury, now the leading cause of death for youth in the United States. The article includes approaches for prevention and the improvement of...
Reducing barriers to care for opioid use disorder

Reducing barriers to care for opioid use disorder

Maggie Lowenstein was featured in two recent articles related to improved access to opioid care. The LDI blog post discusses reducing barriers to care and the WHYY article reviews the potential of over-the-counter naloxone, an overdose reversal medication.
Jamie Song recognized as Difference Maker

Jamie Song recognized as Difference Maker

Jamie Song was featured in The PM Report for his work using a Penn Medicine CAREs grant to help with transportation, access to cell service, and emergency housing for survivors of violent injury. Part of the Penn Trauma Violence Recovery Program, Song works with...