Injury and Violence Prevention

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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.

Request for Proposal: Technical Assistance Consultant for Overdose, Suicide, ACEs Prevention

NACCHO is seeking consultants to provide technical assistance (TA) to local health departments participating in a pilot process for a capacity assessment tool. These sites are seeking to strengthen capacity in prevention of overdose, suicide, and adverse childhood experiences.

Application requirements and full details of the project are available in the Revised Request for Proposal. The deadline for submission has been extended to February 24th, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


Request for Proposal: Academic Detailing Technical Assistance and Training Consultant

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is seeking a consultant to provide technical support and training to selected local public health departments (LHDs) or community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement an Academic Detailing pilot program as part of the Comprehensive Community Approaches that Address Childhood Trauma to Prevent Substance Misuse program

Application requirements and full details of the project are available in the Request for Proposal. The deadline for submission is February 19th, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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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Older Adult Fall Prevention

Learn more about NACCHO's support for LHDs and their partners in their older adult fall prevention efforts.

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Older Adult Fall Prevention

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STRYVE Action Council

Learn about the national efforts to advance youth violence prevention in states and communities.

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STRYVE Action Council

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Opioid Epidemic

Learn about NACCHO's work to support a local response to the overdose epidemic.

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Opioid Epidemic

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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