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Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs – An Overview and Conversation with Trauma Experts

October 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm EDT


Gun Violence Prevention is one way DFA is focused on Community Health and Prevention. Learn more, and get involved in this critical advocacy work.

If you attend, you will learn about Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs and:

  • The Incidence of Gun Violence
  • The Challenges for health systems
  • How to work with your community as partner
  • The Danger of retaliation
  • Funding Barriers to establishing this initiative
  • How the Hospital can be a partner
  • Reduction in Emergency Department recidivism
  • Changing hospital culture related to justice-involved patients
  • Ask questions in a safe space about the challenges of advocacy


Qurashi Farheen

Farheen Qurashi, MD is an Acute Care Surgeon practicing Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery in Baltimore, Maryland. She is on DFA’s National Board of Directors.

Tracy Evans

Tracy Evans, DNP, RN, MS, MPH, MBA, is a Hospital Director of the Violence Intervention Program in Patterson, New Jersey, and is on DFA’s National Steering Committee for Gun Violence Prevention. Her professional career has included emergency clinical care as a community paramedic, flight nurse, and nurse practitioner.

Lisa Chowdhury

Liza Chowdhury, PhD, teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College *CUNY) within the Social Science Human Services and Criminal Justice Department. Her research interests are intersectionality, juvenile justice, gender and crime, mass incarceration, restorative justice, collective efficacy, prison infractions and punishment, racial disparity and the criminal justice system, and trauma focused violence interventions.


October 4, 2021
8:00 pm–9:00 pm EDT
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