In Part 2 of the Innovations in Public Health webinar series, CEO Kim Meredith met with Dr. Rebecca Plevin, and Director, Michael Texada, Case Manager of the Wraparound project. The Wraparound Project is an innovative program within the Department of Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) that works to reduce reinjury and criminal recidivism among clients as they recover at the bedside, truly meeting them where they are. Seeing the life cycle of violent injury, Dr. Plevin and Michael Texada brought their own expertise to this call to name gun violence as a public health crisis.
The discussion covered a range of topics, from the realities of traumatic violent injury seen every day at ZSFG, to the ways the Wraparound team customizes recovery to include mental health, social services, academic support, and employment resources.
In his role as Wraparound Project’s Supervising Case Manager, Michael has worked tirelessly for over a decade to stem violence in his community and the larger San Francisco area. In addition to providing transformative services to individuals who have already suffered a violent injury, Mike is an advocate for youth both while they are a part of the program, and beyond.
The issue of gun violence affecting our city is not new. A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle reported that gun deaths within the city of San Francisco have gone up by 35% in 2020 and up again by another 35% in the first 6 months of 2021. With these stark realities, it is more important than ever to focus on the root causes of gun violence seen at ZSFG Trauma center and stem the flow of the driving causes in high rates of violence in at- risk communities.
About the SF Wraparound Project
The San Francisco Wraparound Project works to reduce injury and criminal recidivism among the most vulnerable citizens of San Francisco. It serves as a vital point of entry, providing mentorship and risk-reduction resources to its clients. Learn more about the SF Wraparound Project’s current and future initiatives around identifying and providing solutions to our community’s public health issues here: