November 2011

Focus on Violence Prevention Highlighted in Health Progress


An article in Health Progress, the journal of the Catholic Health Association, details CHI’s systemwide effort to develop violence-prevention programs through a series of grants from the Mission and Ministry Fund.

Rubbing Out Violence: Critical to U.S. Health” notes that the Fund has provided more than $3 million in grants since 2009 to support violence-prevention programs. The article quotes Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer; Colleen Scanlon, senior vice president of advocacy; Peggy Martin, OP, senior vice president of governance; and Diane Jones, vice president of healthy communities.