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UChicago Medicine awards grants to local grassroots violence prevention programs

The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) has awarded seven capacity-building grants to provide immediate support to existing community-based violence prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts on Chicago’s South Side.

The grant money will allow the selected community organizations to fund new counselors, new equipment, and  program expansion to include more participants. The grants are designed to support programs that will help create safer spaces during the summer.

Community Advisory Council Provides Advice on Trauma Center

The University of Chicago Medicine Community Advisory Council is engaging with UChicago Medicine leadership to shape the establishment of the Medical Center’s adult trauma services, scheduled to launch May 1, 2018.

“The voice of the community is critical to the university’s plan for trauma care,” said Damon Arnold, MD, chairman of the Trauma Care and Violence Prevention work group and former director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. “Our dialogue with the hospital’s leaders has been good, and we look forward to helping create a great trauma center.”