Starting in 2015, a year when Chicago was reeling from the growing epidemic of gunfire, Dr. Sokoni Karanja and a group of his friends and neighbors wanted to do something about the violence. After talking to police and public officials, they decided to focus their attention on one of the most violent swaths in the city. The
Philadelphia has a gun violence epidemic. What if it were treated like any other contagious disease?
Experts are increasingly fond of saying that gun violence should be treated like a public health problem, like a contagious disease that will infect ever more people unless preventive measures are taken. But what exactly does it mean to take a public health approach to gun violence? CureViolence tries to change how Philadelphians view violence prevention. Philadelphia