Division of Violence Prevention
The prevention of intentional injury and violence is a public health priority for the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Violence related injury is the third leading cause of death in the US among youth and adults ages 15 to 34 years of age and the fourth leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 years of age.
The Division of Violence Prevention at the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin is to advance violence prevention policy and practice in Wisconsin and throughout the country. Through partnerships with civic and community partners we support local efforts to prevent and reduce the production of systemic and community injury and violence.
- Enhance local and statewide capacity to advance violence prevention policy, research, and practice
- Increase awareness among campus and community partners regarding the burden of intentional injury and violence in our state
- Disseminate outcomes research related to the implementation and outcomes of violence prevention efforts
- Educate policymakers at the local and state level on the burden of violence in our state and provide information on the latest evidence on best practices in violence prevention
- Engage with local and statewide hospital partners to ensure that patients who interface with clinical systems are provided with holistic and safe care that empowers them toward recovery
The Comprehensive Injury Center is committed to improving health and safety outcomes for Wisconsin residents. The Division of Violence Prevention works in partnership with the Division of Suicide Prevention and the Division of Data Surveillance and Informatics to advance the mission of the Comprehensive Injury Center to prevent and reduce intentional injury, violence and suicide throughout the state.