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Fire Prevention Research

University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center

"Our work provided evidence about both the role of cigarette smoking as a cause of fatal residential fires and the protective value of smoke alarms. The study, with strong involvement by the State Fire Service, helped increase grassroots efforts and legislative attention, building on the excellent work that Andrew McGuire and others had been doing for years."
- Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD Lead Research Investigator, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

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National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
NVDRS is a state-based surveillance system that links data from law enforcement, coroners and medical examiners, vital statistics, and crime laboratories to assist each participating state in designing and implementing tailored prevention and intervention efforts. NVDRS provides data on violence trends at national and regional levels; each state can access all of these important data elements from one central database.

Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program
Sexual violence, including rape, is preventable. Recognizing this, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. This landmark legislation established the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the RPE program is to strengthen sexual violence prevention efforts. It operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and six U.S. territories.

Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA)
The Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program seeks to reduce the incidence (i.e., number of new cases) of IPV in funded communities. The program addresses the entire continuum of IPV from episodic violence to battering through a variety of activities.

Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)
Injury Control Research Centers conduct research in all three core phases of injury control (prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation) and serve as training centers as well as information centers for the public. Research design in these centers is interdisciplinary and incorporates the fields of medicine, engineering, epidemiology, law, and criminal justice, behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, public health, and biomechanics.

Residential Fire-related Injury Prevention
CDC’s Injury Center funds 16 states to deliver a Smoke Alarm Installation and Fire Safety Education (SAIFE) program. For each year of funding, state health departments solicit participation from at least two eligible communities.

Extramural Research Awards

  • Currently funded awards in North Carolina:
Begin Period of Performance* End Period of Performance* Topic Funding Type Project Title
2010/09/30 2015/09/29 Violence Prevention - Youth Violence Cooperative Agreement North Carolina Rural Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
2009/08/01 2014/07/30 Injury Control Research Center Injury Control Research Center UNC Injury Prevention Research Center
2010/08/01 2013/07/31 Violence Prevention - Intimate Partner Violence Grant A Randomized Efficacy Trial of Moms and Teens for Safe Dates
2007/09/30 2012/09/29 Violence Prevention - Child Maltreatment Grant The Period of PURPLE Crying: Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina
2009/09/01 2012/08/31 Injury Translation Research Translation Research Translating Child-Parent Psychotherapy into the Juvenile and Family Court System


Note: This listing is not inclusive of all programs, activities, and research funded by CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).


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