The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

Overview

The project will test the feasibility and acceptability, as well as preliminary efficacy, of a multi-level intervention with an explicit focus on secondary violence prevention through hospital-community partnerships to prevent escalation or revictimization from firearm violence among African American men living in counties in Central Arkansas, the region of the state where violent assault is greatest. 

This project will also incorporate key implementation science metrics to evaluate the reach and sustainability of our proposed intervention.

The proposed study represents a unique collaboration between an academic health system and a myriad of community partners working to address community-based violence. 

Location: Central Arkansas

Research Aims

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Phase One (Years 1 & 2)

Formation of a comprehensive coalition of community-based and academic partners to guide and inform all aspects of the proposed research. 

Engagement with coalition members and other key community stakeholders in an Evidence Based Quality Improvement (EBQI) process to determine and refine the core components and implementation strategies of a multi-level intervention to address violent assault at the community level.

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Phase Two (Years 3, 4, & 5)

Evaluation of the preliminary efficacy of our multi-level intervention on our primary outcome of violent assault revictimization, and secondary health outcomes.

Assessment of the implementation outcomes of the multi-level intervention in linking individuals who have experienced violent assault to supportive services, including transportation and employment assistance, community- based mental health services and legal aid.

Principal Investigators

Joyce Raynor

Principal Investigator, The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

Nakita Lovelady, PhD, MPH

Principal Investigator, The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

Nickolas Zaller, PhD

Principal Investigator, The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

Community Partners

Study Team

James Selig, PhD

Co-Investigator, The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

Sacha McBain, PhD

Co-Investigator, The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

This research is supported by the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 1UG3MD019172-01. 

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