23 States Get Funds for Injury, Violence Prevention Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $30 million to 23 state health departments over the next five years as part of the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP). The program will support states in implementing strategies to address child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths, and intimate partner/sexual violence.

The Core SVIPP program helps states share lessons learned, highlight successful strategies and bring together partners to prevent violence and injury.

CDC selected 23 states to receive base funds through the program: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

In addition, four of the 23 states (Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland and Massachusetts) received funding to conduct injury data investigations supportive of advancing uniform injury case definitions, improving data quality, and advancing methodology and exploring emerging sources of injury data.

Five of the 23 states (Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Washington) received funding to coordinate across states and collaborate with injury and violence prevention organizations to share scientific evidence and programmatic best practices.