After years of development, implementation and evaluation, we have a successful hospital-based violence prevention program, the San Francisco Wraparound Project. Disseminating this program would have a profound effect on the burden of violent injury.
In May, 2009 a program modeled after the Wraparound Project began in Indianapolis, Indiana in the IU/Wishard Level 1 Trauma Center. This program, entitled, "Prescription for Hope" uses education and support to address violence-related injuries.
In early 2010, UC Davis Trauma Service began the Wraparound Program directed by Dr. Christine Cocanour with funding from the San Francisco Injury Center. A case manager has been hired and a community consortium has been formed to support the program. Clients are now being enrolled.
In the future, we plan to investigate dissemination and implementation of the Wraparound Project, utilizing the template of a validated fidelity instrument, at the two additional sites. In particular, our UC Davis site will be undergoing a comprehensive interim analysis over the next year.