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Injury Center Success Story

Arizona Battle of the Belt Program Saves Lives

Arizona Department of Health Services

photo: teenage girl putting on her seatbelt in the driver seat while her father watches from the passenger seat"We are trying to address the leading cause of death and injuries to Arizona teens, and the cool part is that we are letting the kids decide what works. It’s all about defining roles and empowering students to do it—not developing tag lines they don’t get."
- Tomi St. Mars, Injury Prevention Program Manager

Arizona Battle of the Belt Program Saves Lives [PDF 783 KB]

Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP)

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Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP)
Injury is a leading killer in all 50 states. However, due to variations in geography, weather conditions, and population groups, injury problems often vary between states. Through the Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP), CDC supports grantee partners to build capacity related to the prevention and control of injuries and to develop or strengthen their injury surveillance programs, particularly those with a focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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.