Community Violence Intervention Hub

Too many people in Philadelphia are dying from violence, and even more are dealing with the lasting impacts of violence. The Community Violence Intervention Hub is a leading group of Penn clinicians, administrators, researchers, practitioners, and activists who have come together to bring all the violence prevention activities under one roof, within a coordinated and connected team.

Programs

Penn Community Violence Prevention

A team of dedicated outreach workers and violence interrupters work to stop violence from happening in the first place. From conflict mediation to connecting individuals to pro-social alternatives, the program provides a suite of services to reduce the impact of violence on individuals and communities.

Penn Trauma Violence Recovery Program

The Penn Trauma Violence Recovery Program is based in the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. After being medically stabilized following a violent injury, the violence intervention specialist meets the patient at the bedside to support them in connecting to resources and services for their healing and well-being, and this relationship is maintained after discharge for continued support.

The PHIGHT Network

Philadelphia’s Hub to reduce Interpersonal violence, Gun violence, Homicide, and Trauma (PHIGHT) is a network of community, academic, health system, and government partners committed to addressing violence in Philadelphia. Through quarterly meetings, community events, and a biweekly newsletter, the PHIGHT Network brings people together to brainstorm solutions, establish a collective agenda, highlight resources & services, and carry out mutually reinforcing activities for the greatest impact.

News & Events

Our Experts

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Chidinma Nwakanma, MD

Chidinma Nwakanma, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Attending Physician, Penn Prebyterian Emerency Department and Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

Zaffer Qasim, MBBS, FRCEM, FRCPC(EM), EDIC

Zaffer Qasim, MBBS, FRCEM, FRCPC(EM), EDIC

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Asssitant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Sara Solomon, MPH RD

Sara Solomon, MPH RD

Deputy Director

Penn Injury Science Center

 Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Core Director

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Patrick Reilly, MD

Patrick Reilly, MD

C. William Schwab Professor and Chief

Division Of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care And Emergency Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania