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Injury Prevention Program
Working to reduce gun violence, promote safety, and address the factors that contribute to violence and injuries.
Get Healthy Philly’s Injury Prevention Program works to create a safe environment for all Philadelphia residents. Our program currently focuses on reducing and preventing gun violence. Future efforts will expand to address motor vehicle collisions and pedestrian injuries, and alcohol-related injuries and deaths. We work to:
Support an evidence-based approach to violence reduction.
Promote the safe storage of firearms, especially around children and youth.
Promote opportunities for youth that minimize exposure to violence and promote safety.
Partner with community leaders, law enforcement, and academic institutions to study what works in reducing gun violence.
Monitor and study injuries throughout the city to modify prevention efforts with real-time information.
Monitor and study the factors that contribute to violence and injury.
Many other local and national organizations share our commitment to understand and prevent gun violence, including: