New Visual Abstract Available: Success Implementing SafERTeens in Emergency Department and Primary Care Settings: Translating Violence Prevention Research to Practice


Success Implementing SafERteens in Emergency Department and Primary Care Settings: Translating Violence Prevention Research to Practice

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is excited to offer a new visual abstract highlighting two studies:

Translating Violence Prevention Programs from Research to Practice: SafERteens Implementation in an Urban Emergency Department by IPC Director Dr. Patrick Carter, Senior Advisor Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Senior Associate Director Dr. Maureen Walton, Stats & Methods Director Dr. Jason Goldstick, core faculty Dr. Andria Eisman, Dr. Kenneth Resnicow, Dr. Amy Kilbourne, as well as Dr. Jennifer Cole Tang and Ms. Jessica Roche.

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Implementation of a youth violence prevention programme in primary care by IPC Director Dr. Patrick Carter, Senior Advisor Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Senior Associate Director Dr. Maureen Walton, core faculty Dr. Andria Eisman, Dr. Kenneth Resnicow, Dr. Golfo Tzilos Wernette, as well as Dr. Eric Sigel, Dr. Meredith Philyaw-Kotov, and Ms. Jessica Roche

Both Published in 2021, the two studies examine the translation of the SafERteens program into clinical care – an evidence-based brief intervention program aimed at reducing and preventing violence in high-risk youth. One studied focused on an emergency department setting while the other focused on primary care. Findings suggest that SafERteens can successfully be integrated as part of routine medical care delivery in both settings, though not without challenges. Reimbursing healthcare providers and adopting a telehealth model may help address these barriers and sustain long-term implementation.  

Featuring quotes from the authors, the Michigan Health Lab recently published a lab report highlighting these findings. View the full article here.