Creating Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods with Place-Based Violence Interventions

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Place-based interventions have the potential to improve the health and safety of communities experience disadvantage. Examples from Philadelphia, PA; Flint, MI; Youngstown, OH; and New Orleans, LA suggest that interventions addressing vacant land and abandoned buildings reduce violence, the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Such interventions should be considered by community stakeholders, funders, and policy makers.

Journal: Health Affairs.

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