Steps to implementing Cure Violence

1. Watch the Introduction to Cure Violence video

2. Read about the Cure Violence Approach

3. Build support for Cure Violence in your community

4. Identify & secure funding

5. Do you have city leaders onboard? Do you have funding in place, or developing? If yes, you can email the Cure Violence to go on to the next steps!

6. Prepare for the call with Cure Violence

1.Do you want Cure Violence in your community?

Watch this video on the basics of implementing Cure Violence -- and encourage others in your community to watch it.

2. Cure Violence 101: Materials to help you get started

5 Criteria for Implementing Cure Violence
Cure Violence Brochure
Cure Violence Summary
Cure Violence Mini Documentary
Ted Talk -- Gary Slutkin, MD
Cure Violence Animated Short

3 & 4. Advocating for Cure Violence in your community

To get Cure Violence implemented, there needs to be support from people in your community. Below are some of the key people to get onboard, and some key materials to help you get them onboard.

Elected officials (mayor, commissioners, representatives, senators, etc.)

Media (TV, newspapers, blogs, etc.)

Hospitals and health leaders


Foundations & other funders

Faith leaders

Public health department

People in the communities affected by violence

Buisness leaders

Materials to help you get started advocating locally

Violence as a Health Issue Brief
Cure Violence US Summary Handout
Cure Violence International Summary
Summary of Evidence on Cure Violence

Other materials for advocating for Cure Violence to state and federal governments

State Policy Tool Kit
Federal Policy Brief - Treat Violence as a Health Issue
Mass Shooting Policy Brief

5. Contact Cure Violence team

If you have gone through steps 1-4 — you are familiar with Cure Violence, you have built support, and you have funding identified — you are now ready to begin working closely with the Cure Violence team!

6. Prepare for Call with Cure Violence

If you have completed steps 1 – 5, the Cure Violence team will work with you to schedule a call to discuss the next steps.  Part of this discussion will be about an assessment of your community by the Cure Violence team. The 2-3 day assessment familiarizes stakeholders and community organizations with the Cure Violence Model and focuses on determining potential target areas, partnerships, workers, and program structures for future implementation. Below are materials to familiarize yourself with prior to the call with the Cure Violence team.
Assessment Description
Assessment Agenda