Overdose, Injury, and Violence Prevention

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NACCHO’s work spans the intersecting fields of overdose, injury, and violence prevention. From mitigating adverse childhood experiences and identifying and addressing crosscutting risk and protective factors to supporting the integration of health equity in drug overdose prevention and response strategies,

NACCHO recognizes injury and violence as public health issues and draws attention to the critical role that local health departments play in protecting and improving community health and safety.

Through our work with local communities, we elevate the need to address the historic and ongoing impacts of institutional and structural oppression and racism that shape generational health disparities and support community-driven solutions.

To see our current policy statements, visit the NACCHO policy page.

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  • Injury and Violence Prevention
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RFP: Reducing Overdose through Community Approaches...

NACCHO is seeking consultants to develop and facilitate one or more workshop...

Nov 30, 2022 | Camille Adams

RFP: Reducing Overdose through Community Approaches...

  • Funding Opportunity
  • Injury and Violence Prevention

Funding Opportunity: Reducing Overdose through Community...

This funding opportunity pairs mentor local health departments (LHDs) with...

Oct 26, 2022

Funding Opportunity: Reducing Overdose through Community...

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Injury and Violence Prevention

Request for Proposals: IOPSLL Peer Health Department TA...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is...

Oct 21, 2022

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Behavioral Health
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NACCHO Launches New Resources: SPACECAT Quick Start...

With funding from the CDC, NACCHO has launched the SPACECAT Quick Start Guide...

Oct 21, 2022 | Amie Myrick

NACCHO Launches New Resources: SPACECAT Quick Start...

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  • Injury and Violence Prevention

Request for Proposal: Data Sharing and Surveillance TA...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is...

Oct 14, 2022

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Funding Opportunity: Embedding Peers in Emergency...

This funding opportunity provides an opportunity to embed peer recovery...

Oct 12, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • Injury and Violence Prevention
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  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

RFP: Strengthening Capacity in Suicide, Overdose, and...

With support from the CDC, NACCHO is offering a funding opportunity to provide...

Oct 10, 2022 | Camille Adams

RFP: Strengthening Capacity in Suicide, Overdose, and...

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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Injury and Violence Prevention

Funding Opportunity: Health Equity and Overdose...

Applications must be submitted to IVP@naccho.org by Friday, August 19, 2022, at...

Jul 19, 2022 | Angie McPherson

Funding Opportunity: Health Equity and Overdose...

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  • Access to Care
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
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The Power of Local Health Departments in Addressing the...

In alignment with this strategy, NACCHO partners with CDC to support local...

May 10, 2022 | Jordan Royster and Kellie Hall

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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is seeking consultants to develop and facilitate one or more workshop sessions of a Leadership & Coaching Series for mentor local health departments participating in NACCHO’s Reducing Overdose through Community Approaches (ROCA) Mentorship Program.

As part of the program, mentor LHDs will participate in monthly Leadership & Coaching workshops with their fellow mentors to work on strengthening their mentoring, facilitation, and leadership skills. The ROCA Mentorship Program: Leadership & Coaching consultant(s) will develop and facilitate up to five (5) of these workshop sessions between May 2023 and January 2024.

Please see application requirements and full details of the project in the Requests for Proposals.

Proposals should be submitted electronically, in pdf format, via e-mail to:

Caroline Snyder- Director, Injury & Violence Prevention

CSnyder@naccho.org

The deadline for submission is Friday, January 6th, 2022, at 11:59PM EST. Please feel free to share the RFP with your colleagues and networks who may be interested in the opportunities.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is seeking consultants to provide technical assistance (TA) in the area of data sharing and data surveillance to selected communities participating in NACCHO’s Implementing Overdose Prevention Strategies at the Local Level (IOPSLL) demonstration program. IOPSLL demonstration sites are implementing public health strategies to reduce overdose deaths in their community through prevention and response.

Given the alarming rise in overdose deaths and the urgent need to better track and understand these overdoses, IOPSLL grantees will be conducting surveillance and data sharing activities as one of their overdose prevention and response strategies. Grantees will also be expected to apply a health equity framework to all activities, including their data and surveillance strategies, in an effort to reduce health disparities.

NACCHO will award up to a total of $300,000 to TA consultant(s) to support NACCHO and IOPSLL grantees for 16.5 months of technical assistance. This work will be split into two parts. Part I will be between November 15, 2022 – July 31, 2023, and Part II will be between August 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024. Execution of Part II will be contingent upon extension approval from CDC.

Full details of this opportunity can be found in the RFP here.

Proposals should be submitted electronically, in pdf format, via e-mail to:

Emily Winkelstein - Director, Overdose Prevention

ewinkelstein@naccho.org

All proposals are due no later than November 3rd, 2022 5pm E.T.

NACCHO, with support from the CDC, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the Reducing Overdose through Community Approaches (ROCA) Mentorship Program.

This funding opportunity pairs mentor local health departments (LHDs) with experience in overdose prevention with mentee LHDs aiming to strengthen their jurisdiction’s capacity. Participating LHDs will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with their mentee/mentor, as well as share experiences and foster connections with a diverse group of peer LHDs within the cohort. This program now offers two tracks from which applicants can select key strategy areas: 1) Overdose Prevention and Response and 2) The Intersection of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use. Full details of the project outline and requirements can be found in the respective Mentee Request for Proposals and Mentor Request for Proposals.

NACCHO will select up to twenty-five (25) mentee and mentor LHDs to award through this funding opportunity. Each mentee applicant may request up to $150,000 to support project activities. Mentors applying to support one (1) mentee may request up to $70,000, and mentors applying to support two (2) mentees may request up to $125,000.

Access the online submission platform for the mentee application and the mentor application here (free MyNACCHO account required). Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, December 5, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. Submissions after this deadline will not be considered.

Project and application FAQs are available here. View the video recording from the 11/08 Informational Webinar here and the Informational Webinar slides here.

If you have any questions, please email NACCHO’s Overdose, Injury, and Violence Prevention Team at IVP@naccho.org.

*Grant Funding Deadline Extended to November 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST*

NACCHO, with support from the CDC, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the Embedding Peers in Emergency Departments (EPED) program.

This funding opportunity provides an opportunity to embed peer recovery specialists in emergency departments to improve linkages to care for people who use drugs (PWUD). Local Health Departments (LHDs), will coordinate with local hospitals and other community partners to design, implement, maintain, and evaluate a program to screen ED patients for substance use and connect those eligible with a peer recovery specialist to discuss hospital based MOUD induction, links to ongoing community based MOUD, other treatment options, and/or available harm reduction services. Full details of the project outline and requirements can be found in the Request for Proposals.

    This funding opportunity is open to Local Health Departments (LHDs). NACCHO will select up to five (5) LHDs to award through this funding opportunity. Each applicant may request up to $300,000 to support project activities.

    Access the online submission platform here (free MyNACCHO account required). Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. Submissions after this deadline will not be considered.

    FAQs are available here. NACCHO will host an optional informational webinar on October 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM to discuss the funding opportunity and respond to questions. View the video recording here and the slides from the presentation here.

    If you have any questions, please email IVP@naccho.org.

    The funding opportunity is supported by CDC Award #6 NU38OT000306-05-01.

    *Please note that total funding for this opportunity has increased from $400,000 to $420,000*

    The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is seeking consultants to provide technical assistance (TA) to selected communities participating in NACCHO’s Implementing Overdose Prevention Strategies at the Local Level (IOPSLL) demonstration program. IOPSLL demonstration sites are implementing public health strategies to reduce overdose deaths in their community through prevention and response.

    Through this Request for Proposal (RFP), NACCHO is seeking consultants with proven experience in local public health as well as expertise in overdose prevention and response and virtual delivery of technical assistance in a community setting to build local health department (LHD) capacity.

    NACCHO will award up to a total of $400,000 to TA consultant(s) to support NACCHO and local health departments for 16.5 months of technical assistance. This work will be split into two parts. Part I will be between November 15, 2022 – July 31, 2023, and Part II will be between August 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024. Execution of Part II will be contingent upon extension approval from CDC.

    Full details of this opportunity can be found in the RFP here.

    Proposals should be submitted electronically, in pdf format, via e-mail to:

    Emily Winkelstein

    Director, Overdose Prevention

    ewinkelstein@naccho.org

    All proposals are due no later than November 9th, 2022, by 5pm E.T.

    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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    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 info@naccho.org.

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    Stacy Stanford

    Senior Director, Overdose, Injury, and Violence Prevention

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    Amie Myrick

    Senior Program Analyst, Injury and Violence Prevention

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    Caroline Snyder

    Director, Injury and Violence Prevention

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    Camille Adams

    Program Analyst, Injury and Violence Prevention

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    Director, Overdose Prevention

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    Francis Higgins

    Senior Program Analyst, Overdose Prevention

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    Lane Davis

    Senior Program Analyst, Overdose Prevention

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    Madeline Masog

    Program Analyst, Overdose Prevention

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