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.

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 (csnyder@naccho.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 (aeisemann@naccho.org).

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 jakuffo@naccho.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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Older Adult Fall Prevention

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Older Adult Fall Prevention

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Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose

Actionable and supplemental resources that provide guidance for health departments addressing drug overdose through the use of a health equity lens.

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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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