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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


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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11th Annual Trauma Symposium

We all made it through 2020, but some of the affects are still ahead of us, so NOTS has decided to make our yearly event virtual for one more year.

We are also excited that we will be offering this for FREE. This is to honor all of our front line workers during this pandemic. 

Our NOTS mission is to provide the highest quality of care to patients across our region, and this symposium is great way to get your CME requirements while expanding your knowledge in trauma today. 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. (7 CMEs)

Virtual (Registration to open later on this year)

November 9th, 2021 from 7:00-3:30pm