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Winner of the Third Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award 2013

Safe Streets is a community mobilization and outreach program designed to combat shootings and homicides. Safe Streets Baltimore uses a unique, interdisciplinary, public health approach to violence prevention. We maintain that violence is a learned behavior that can be prevented using disease control methods.
Using proven public health techniques, the model aims to prevent violence through a three-prong approach:

  1. Identification & detection
  2. Interruption, Intervention, & risk reduction
  3. Changing behavior and norms

Press release available here