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 is seeking a consultant to provide evaluation expertise and technical assistance to local health departments and their partners (e.g. first responders) to evaluate the effectiveness of existing clinical fall prevention programs for community-dwelling older adults. NACCHO will award up to $40,000 for this funding opportunity. View the Request for Proposals for full details about this project. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm E.T. on April 25, 2022. If you have additional questions about the opportunity, please contact Caroline Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for the implementation of an academic detailing program in pediatric settings to facilitate conversations about the impact of ACEs and PCEs. Approximately five awards of up to $80,000 each will be available. Local or State Health Departments and other non-profit organization/academic institutions that currently have an active academic detailing program are eligible to apply. Project proposals must identify the existence of these programs and capacity to pilot an academic detailing project for pediatricians.
For full details about the funding opportunity, please review the Request for Applications. Applications must be submitted using NACCHO’s online portal no later than Monday, May 2, 2022 at 5:00pm EST. Submissions after this deadline will not be considered. Applicants may pose individual questions to NACCHO at any point during the application process by emailing the Injury and Violence Prevention Team at IVP@naccho.org.
NACCHO is pleased to offer a funding opportunity to develop key messages that can be delivered through one-on-one educational outreach, also known as academic detailing, for health departments to use with primary care providers and law enforcement officers to increase their knowledge of harm reduction; increase their ability to incorporate harm reduction into services they provide; and increase referrals of individuals who use substances to harm reduction services in their community. Up to five awards of up to $35,000 are available.
View the Request for Applications for full details about this project. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm E.T. on May 2, 2022. Applicants may pose individual questions to NACCHO at any point during the application process by e-mailing Audrey Eisemann (email@example.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