Injury and Violence Prevention
Injury is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 45 in the United States, and millions more are injured and survive, only to then face life-long challenges. Injuries and violence affect everyone, and deaths from injury and violence tell only part of the story. Injury and violence prevention efforts aim to prevent unintentional injuries and violence, and to reduce their consequences.
Local health departments (LHDs) play an important role in coordinating the broader public health system’s efforts to address the causes of injury and violence. LHDs are well suited to unite community partners to address the causes of injury- and violence-related inequities through policy, environment, and system change.
NACCHO, with support from the CDC, is accepting applications to participate in our Health Equity and Overdose Prevention Mentorship Program. This will be the second iteration of our mentorship program and will include opportunities for local health departments (LHDs) to learn from peers, share experiences and exchange strategies for integrating health equity into drug overdose prevention and response work.
There are separate mentee and mentor applications; requirements and full details of the project are available in the respective RFAs as well as their linked deliverable schedules. NACCHO hosted an informational webinar on July 27, 2022, to review this funding opportunity, the recording can be reviewed here, along with the FAQs here. If you have any questions, please email IVP@naccho.org.
Mentee applications are due by Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8:00pm and mentor applications are due by Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:00pm ET. No exceptions. Please submit applications via email to IVP@naccho.org.
With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to build the evidence base for promising and best practices in overdose prevention at the intersection of public health and public safety in Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) states. Through this funding opportunity, NACCHO and CDC will award up to twelve applicants in different stages of their response to the overdose epidemic in one of the following categories:
Categories of work:
- Planning Awards will be awarded up to $50,000 each.
- Implementation Awards will be awarded up to $80,000 each.
- Expansion Awards will be awarded up to $100,000 each. Eligibility is restricted to recipients that received the ORS Pilot Project, Implementation Award, in 2021-2022. Recipients of this award category will lose eligibility for continued funding on the same project following five consecutive years of receipt for their project but may receive funding after five years for a new project.
For full details about the funding opportunity, please review the Request for Applications. Questions about the RFA and application process can be directed to Audrey Eisemann, Sr. Program Analyst at NACCHO (AEisemann@naccho.org).
Application Submission: Please submit all applications and supporting materials using the online submission form.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm E.T. on October 3, 2022.
First responders have unique assets that make them well-suited for post-overdose outreach including 911 data, a community service mindset, and the public’s trust and approval. They often conduct non-emergent outreach to address needs of the community, and post-overdose outreach can be included among these services. Fire and EMS agencies interested in joining a community of individuals facilitating connections to life-saving services for people who use drugs should speak with harm reduction coalitions, treatment organizations, and others directly serving people who use drugs in their community to determine how they can support the effort. In addition, the experienced Milwaukee Fire Department’s post-overdose outreach team is available to help first responders and their partners develop a post-overdose outreach program. Please submit a request on https://www.postoverdose.com/
With funding from the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose Online Training, a new virtual learning resource developed by Health Research Toolbox (HEART) and available through our NACCHO University platform.
The Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose Online Training is a 12-module, free online course designed to guide health practitioners in their integration of fundamental health equity concepts and methodologies into their local drug overdose prevention and response efforts. This learner-centered training will walk participants through key health equity concepts and methodologies while engaging in a range of interactive features, from practical exercises and worksheets to short videos and knowledge checks.
To learn more and register for the course, please visit NACCHO University and access the course here. If you have any questions about the course or how to engage, please reach out to Jasmine Akuffo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NACCHO's Injury & Violence Prevention (IVP) Program strengthens capacity of LHDs to effectively address the causes of injury and violence in their communities by creating learning opportunities, developing tools and resources, providing technical support, and facilitating peer exchange.
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- National Violent Death Reporting System (CDC), a surveillance system and database including data on all types of violent deaths.
- Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System - WISQARS (CDC), an interactive database that includes fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data.
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (CDC), which monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to leading causes of death and disability.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) webpage (CDC)
- Children's Safety Network webpage
- Dating Matters™: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships (CDC)
- Public Health Efforts to Prevent Child Maltreatment (NACCHO, Safe States Alliance, & ASTHO, July 2015)
- Stop Bullying (HHS), a webpage that includes trainings, policies, and prevention tips.
- STRYVE Action Council Message Bank, an easy-to-use repository of messages about youth violence prevention.
- Older Adults Falls webpage (CDC)
- Safety at Home: Falls (National Safety Council), a webpage with tips to prevent older adult falls.
- Spinal Injures (Nursing Home Abuse Center), a webpage about spinal cord injuries among older adults, which can be caused by falls.
- STEADI Older Adult Fall Prevention: A Coordinated Care Plan (CDC), a resource that provides a framework for managing older adults' fall risk.
- Intimate Partner Violence webpage (CDC)
- National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence (CDC), infographics with results from a survey on intimate partner violence and sexual violence in the United States.
- NVDRS: Stories From the Frontlines of Violent Death Surveillance (Safe States Alliance), a report that demonstrates how the National Violent Death Reporting System works and benefits its participating states.
- Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan (CDC), a technical package of programs, policies, and practices.
- Sexual Violence webpage (CDC)
- STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence (CDC), a technical package of strategies for communities and states to improve prevention activities to reduce sexual violence and its consequences.
- Violence Against Women: The Health Sector Responds (World Health Organization), a collection of infographics on violence against women, its impacts, and prevention strategies.
The Injury and Violence Prevention team has developed several policies for topics such as:
- Child Maltreatment Prevention
- Firearm-Related Injury and Death Prevention
- Graduated Driver Licensing
- Injury and Violence Prevention
- Medical and Recreational Cannabis and Cannabinoids
- Motor Vehicle Safety Belts
- Older Adult Fall Prevention
- Opioid Epidemic
- Suicide Prevention
- Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention
- Universal Motorcycle Helmet Laws
- Youth Violence Prevention
You can find all of the policies and examples of letter to Congress, on the policies page.
To learn more about Injury & Violence Prevention, share LHD resources, or inquire about NACCHO's Injury & Violence Prevention portfolio, please contact us at email@example.com