To heal communities affected by violence, The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (www.thehavi.org) fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care for violence intervention/ prevention programs. Our vision is to build a system of healthcare that mobilizes hospitals and communities to end violence, together.
In the new national dialogue about structural racism and police brutality, our model of hospital-based violence intervention (described below) has been cited as a powerful, effective alternative to policing practices. Recently, we have been cited or highlighted in New York Times, NBC News, The Guardian, Health Affairs, The Trace, and Time Magazine and more.
We represent the new and long-standing programs which can be found in roughly 70 cities. Our work at the HAVI connects, empowers, and advocates for the thousands of physicians, nurses, therapists, gang interventionists, outreach workers, researchers and patients affiliated with these programs in the U.S., Canada, England and El Salvador. We host a sold-out annual conference of over 500 professionals implementing our health approach to violence. We support working groups, have successfully advocated for policies that increase investment in health approaches to violence, are a sought after national expert on violence intervention strategies.
The model: Hospital-based violence intervention programs: (HVIPS)
Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) vary in the specifics of their design and scope, but typically include a brief intervention in the emergency department or at the hospital bedside as well as intensive community-based case management services following discharge. HVIP services are provided by culturally competent Violence Prevention Professionals who often also serve in a mentorship capacity. HVIPs are rooted in the philosophy that violence is preventable and that violent injury offers a “teachable moment” and unique opportunity to break cycles of violence. HVIPs embrace a public health approach to violence prevention as they are grounded in data, which indicate that victims of violence are at elevated risk for re-injury and violence perpetration. This model has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed studies indicating promising impact on injury recidivism, criminal justice contact, and trauma symptoms. HVIPs are now a recommended practice by the federal government.
The HAVI seeks a Communications Manager who can leverage our national expertise to advance public discourse on racial justice and alternatives to policing practices. They will develop and implement social media strategy, build and design HAVI knowledge products, maintain website functionality and design, coordinate public relations efforts, and support executive positioning. Duties also include supporting national partnerships and/or partner organizations.
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To heal communities affected by violence, The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (www.thehavi.org) fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care for…
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THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION, OPEN NATIONWIDE
Apply using this link. Please submit your cover and resume together as one document. Candidates who proceed to the interview stage will be asked to provide writing samples and…