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Why Is Injury and Violence Prevention Important?


Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44, and a leading cause of disability for all ages, regardless of sex, race/ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. More than 180,000 people die from injuries each year, and approximately 1 in 10 sustains a nonfatal injury serious enough to be treated in a hospital emergency department.

Beyond their immediate health consequences, injuries and violence have a significant impact on the well-being of Americans by contributing to:

  • Premature death
  • Disability
  • Poor mental health
  • High medical costs
  • Lost productivity

The effects of injuries and violence extend beyond the injured person or victim of violence to family members, friends, coworkers, employers, and communities.

Andrea Martemus-Peters, MSSA, LSW

Violence Injury Prevention Coordinator

Phone: 440-592-1410

amartemuspeters@northernohiotraumasystem.com

(Mrs. Martemus-Peters has recently left NOTS, please contact Danielle Rossler at 440-592-1409 with any questions or concerns)

Andrea Martemus-Peters, MSSA, LSW)

Violence/ Injury Prevention Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program


We are pleased to announce that University Hospitals launched their program in the Spring of 2018. The MetroHealth program is going into its second year. Between both programs over 150 patient have been served. (Help with housing, education, anger management, and employment opportunities). This has helped individual rebuild their lives. This would not be made possible without the support of The Cleveland Peacemaker Alliance staff, who continue to provide outstanding support to our patients.

To learn more about this program contact Andrea Martemus-Peters.

 

 

 

 

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12th Annual Trauma Symposium

We made it through another year. we are excited to announce that we will be offering an in person symposium this year. we will also be providing it virtual as well, for those who are unable to attend. More to come.

September 26, 2022 from 7:00-3:30pm