Al Día: The PHIGHT Network interrupts gun violence in Philadelphia

Penn Injury Science Center and city organizations have joined forces in the fight to reduce gun violence.


As lives keep mounting daily, and the names of victims flash across TV screens, much more than political response is required. While nothing can replace a life lost in gunfire, community leaders know that letting their heads hang in defeat is not an option.

And so, from the gun crisis, the PHIGHT Network was born.


The PHIGHT Network, which stands for Philadelphia’s Hub to reduce Interpersonal Violence, Gun Violence, Homicide and Trauma, started as a collaboration in October between community leaders and professionals in government, healthcare, and academics.

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