Community-Based Public Health Response to Violence (CPrV)
CPrV is a comprehensive violence prevention strategy that emphasizes community leadership in partnership with social service and government agencies. It is based on the 2011-2016 CDC STRYVE youth violence prevention initiative as implemented in Portland, Oregon's Multnomah County Health Department (see STRYVE Final Evaluation Report (PDF). CPrV is designed to strategically allow community knowledge and experience to guide its development and implementation, while also leveraging authentic government and multi-disciplinary support.
Core components include:
Youth Leadership Development
Community Health Workers (CHW) in Violence Prevention
CPrV is currently being implemented in Wilmington, North Carolina's Cape Fear region (please see Cape Fear's Comprehensive Community Violence Prevention Strategy) and aims to demonstrate its scalability across multiple communities throughout America.