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Alicia Gentle, BSN, RN-CEN

YouTurn Program Reaches Into the Community to Reduce Violent Crime

Community Benefit

When it comes to violence, there’s rarely just one victim. Research has shown violence’s adverse effects extend beyond the immediate victim to impact families, communities, neighborhoods and schools. In fact, exposure to violence alone has been linked to chronic disease, mental health issues and lower quality of life, plus increased risk of continuing the cycle of violence and disease. We as health care professionals see the destruction violence causes firsthand. That’s why we are passionate about reducing the number of violent crimes and injuries that present to the Trauma Center here at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy, as well as our Emergency Departments, and city wide. One way is through a partnership with the organization YouTurn. … Continue reading

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