North Carolina hospitals implement prevention programs amid growing violence

In recent years, rates of violence have risen both locally and nationally. 

To combat this, local hospitals across the state are stepping up efforts to reduce the amount of crime occurring in North Carolina communities. 

Atrium Health

A peer specialist with lived experience of violence is also available to provide support to patients with more minor injuries who were not admitted to the hospital.  

Since Atrium Health started its program in January 2022, it has served 190 patients, Britney Brown, project and program coordinator at Atrium Health, said.

Read the original at QCity Metro.

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