The Cardiff Model: Strengthening Community Capacity to Reduce Injury

Principal Investigator: Mike Levas

The Medical College of Wisconsin will study and evaluate the Cardiff Model, which is based upon an enhanced violence surveillance and intervention system, as well as data sharing between law enforcement, public health officials and the medical field. The Model requires the collection, linking and mapping of interpersonal violence and assault data from emergency departments, law enforcement and other relevant sources. The goals of the project are to provide community stakeholders and public health a voice in policing, and to offer partners an opportunity to address violence as a public health issue, resulting in a decrease in violence.