Injury Prevention Program

Working to reduce gun violence, promote safety, and address the factors that contribute to violence and injuries.

About

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.

We also work closely with the Mayor’s Office to implement the recommendations of The Philadelphia Roadmap for Safer Communities, a five-year plan to fight gun violence in Philadelphia.

Many other organizations work to understand and prevent gun violence.  Among them, we particularly benefit from the experience and expertise of:

 

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Address
1101 Market St.
9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email gethealthyphilly@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 685-5666
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