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Public Health Rep. 2015 Nov-Dec;130(6):610-5.

The Youth Nonfatal Violent Injury Review Panel: An Innovative Model to Inform Policy and Systems Change.

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1
Drexel University School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, Philadelphia, PA.
2
Drexel University College of Medicine, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Philadelphia, PA.
3
Drexel University College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Abstract

Among young people in the United States, nonfatal violent injuries outnumber fatal violent injuries by 171 to 1. The Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) is a well-established model for informing injury prevention planning. The CFRT's restricted focus on fatal injuries, however, limits its ability to identify opportunities to prevent violent reinjury and address issues unique to nonfatal violent injuries. We adapted the CFRT model to develop and implement a Youth Nonfatal Violent Injury Review Panel. We convened representatives from 23 agencies (e.g., police, housing, and education) quarterly to share administrative information and confidentially discuss cases of nonfatal violent injury. In this article, we describe the panel model and present preliminary data on participants' perceptions of the process. Although outcomes research is needed to evaluate its impacts, the Youth Nonfatal Violent Injury Review Panel offers an innovative, promising, and replicable model for interagency collaboration to prevent youth violence and its effects.

PMID:
26556932
PMCID:
PMC4612169
DOI:
10.1177/003335491513000610
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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