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September 1, 2012 | Journal Article
cq5dam.thumbnail.319.319 Read article There is no significant increase in serious crime around methadone treatment centers, according to this fine-grained geographic analysis in one city.
November 5, 2012 | New Public Health Post
Last week at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, a number of presenters took on an important, but often overlooked topic in the public health world: violence. Violence is often primarily considered a criminal justice or pub ...
November 1, 2012 | New Public Health Post
>>EDITOR'S NOTE: On 9/13/2012 CeaseFire changed its name to Cure Violence. Sheila Regan manages hospital partnerships for Cure Violence, formerly CeaseFire, an organization based in Chicago that has pioneered a public health approach to stopping sho ...
July 12, 2012 | New Public Health Post
>>EDITOR'S NOTE: On 9/13/2012 CeaseFire changed its name to Cure Violence. A group of impassioned attendees of the National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual Meeting attended a screening of The Interrupters, a documentary about ...
October 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This paper describes the work of the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell, Massachusetts. Street outreach workers at UTEC establish relationships with violent youth, in particular gang members. The authors conducted interviews with UTEC staff, SWs, and partner organizations.
January 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Health interventions that are long-term and place-based are embraced as providing low-income families with comprehensive services. To better understand the benefits from these services, this study assesses the role of residential mobility and the us ...
February 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Despite national prosperity which improved health outcomes for urban children from 1992-2002, disparities between children in distressed versus non-distressed cities, and between Black versus White urban children, did not improve.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article looks specifically at the design of the Urban Health Initiative evaluation. It highlights the program's integrated evaluation design, bringing together a theory of change and a quasi-experimental approach, including comparison city usage.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This paper looks at the issues of obesity, race and gender, and determines whether school environment influences body mass index (BMI) and whether the racial and gender context one grows up in may also end up affecting BMI.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the trade-offs between the city-level and neighborhood-based approaches, looking at the Urban Health Initiative aimed at improving the health and safety of children, as a specific case study.