Wisconsin — Targeted Issue

An EMSC-based Violence Intervention/Prevention Program Evaluation with Cost-Benefit Implications

March 1, 2000 - Feb. 28, 2003

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Project Overview
Violence is a public health epidemic in the US. Established in 1995, Project UJIMA was designed as a collaborative violence intervention and prevention program between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and community-based organizations in Milwaukee. Its purpose is to reduce the risk of re-injury, delinquency, and premature death for youthful victims of violence while intervening to minimize the adverse consequences that are secondary to exposure to violence in today's society. The goals of this project are to (1) extensively evaluate Project UJIMA by analysis of participant outcomes related to interpersonal violence-related outcomes; and (2) examine the costs and benefits of program services provided.
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD
  • Principal Investigator