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KU resource for community change expands to offer online courses

An online resource based at the University of Kansas and accessed by more than 6 million people annually has expanded to offer a group of online courses focused on leadership, communication, advocacy and much more.

'I am striving to help contribute to safe and supportive communities where all our young people are able to thrive'

University of Kansas faculty are striving to advance knowledge, interpret our world, solve problems, spark innovation, create beauty and catalyze imagination through their research, scholarship and creative activity.

New federally-funded project led by Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson builds on research to reduce youth violence

Youth violence sends an average of 1,000 young people to emergency rooms across the country every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among Black youth ages 10 to 24, violence is the leading cause of death.

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of the COVID-19 Response in the Africa Region

KU’s World Health Organization Collaborating Centre worked with partners at the WHO Regional Office for Africa to monitor and evaluate the COVID-19 response with partners in African countries.

Timely intervention: New center dedicated to reducing youth violence

A grant to KU is funding a new research center that will further youth violence prevention efforts in Kansas City "A school program funded through a federal grant to KU has helped encourage Harris in his drive to help others.

Josh Harsin receives dissertation award from the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research

Congratulations to our Center colleague Josh Harsin, mentored by

'ThrYve' program works to prevent violence among youth in KCK through community engagement

"ThrYve, a local group in partnership with the University of Kansas Health System, says they are working to prevent violent crime among youth.

KU Health System's 'Revive' program part of network to prevent youth violence in KCK

According to the Wyandotte County Health Department, homicide is the number one cause of death for people ages 15 to 44 in Wyandotte. The county sees more violence in general, and among its youth, than neighboring counties across Kansas.

CDC-Funded Research Project at KU to Evaluate Initiatives to Reduce Youth Violence in Kansas City Metro Area

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has awarded the University of Kansas a grant to establish one of only five federally funded national centers of excellence on youth violence prevention.

Morning Medical Update: Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson on ThrYve

Homicide is the leading cause of death for African American youth in the United States. Colleagues with the Center for Community Health and Development in partnership with other academic and community partners are working to change it.

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