Injury and Violence Prevention Projects

Welcome to NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention page. Here, you will find information on all of our current and past projects relating to violence prevention. If you have any questions, please email

Safe Streets is a public health campaign designed to reduce shooting and homicides within communities at risk of violence. The program relies on strong community support and resources such as outreach workers, clergy and community leaders.  These community-level supports enhances public health efforts to intervene in conflicts and promote alternatives to violence.

The goal of Expansion of Safe Streets to at-risk Neighborhoods at NACCHO is to increase implementation of evidence-based violence prevention interventions in high-risk communities for shootings and homicides. NACCHO will achieve this goal through two primary activities: 

  1. Providing funding support to BCHD to implement the Safe Streets Campaign in one high-risk community; and 
  2. Monitoring BCHDs work plan for Safe Streets implementation.

NACCHO, in collaboration with CDC, will support national efforts to develop and disseminate consistent and coordinated messages around the primary prevention of child maltreatment and youth violence.  The purpose of the project will be to build upon and elevate current and past messaging and communication efforts of the Division of Violence Prevention, the STRYVE Action Council, and other national partners to prevent child maltreatment and youth violence before they occur. This project will also address national efforts to: 

  1. Improve the availability and quality of primary prevention messages for multi-sector audience
  2. Align and coordinate multiple public health messaging efforts
  3. Support national organizations’ efforts to collaborate in the development of a large-scale messaging initiative.

Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships was designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote respectful, nonviolent dating relationships among youth in high-risk urban communities. Local public health departments will establish a comprehensive community-wide approach to teen dating violence prevention that draws on current evidence-based practice and programs.

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to deliver the scientific facts to youth about the effects and consequences of drug abuse on the brain, body and behavior. More than 500 educational events and activities will be held by high schools, community centers, prevention programs, juvenile justice and teen court services and other organizations across the country to shatter the myths about drugs and addiction. NACCHO members are encouraged to get involved and plan events during NDAFW.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Demonstration Project

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is an evidence-based system of interventions that enhances parental knowledge, skills, and confidence to address the behavioral, emotional, and developmental problems of children. 

Injury and Violence Prevention Capacity Assessment

Injuries and violence are a significant public health problem because of the impact on the health of Americans, including premature death and disability, and the burden placed on the health care system. Given the public health burden of injuries and violence, local health departments play a critical role in protecting and improving community safety in coordination and collaboration with local, state, and national efforts.

Injury and Violence Prevention Webcast Series

Presented by NACCHO, Safe States Alliance, and ASTHO the latest webinar series highlights health equity, social justice, and injury and violence prevention.

Standards and Indicators for Local Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Programs

In 2010, a joint workgroup of NACCHO and the Safe States Alliance developed Standards and Indicators for a model local health department injury and violence prevention program. This resource identifies 12 standards that local health departments should meet in order to support effective injury and violence prevention activities.