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Core II Program Components
Core II of CDC’s Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program funds 11 states, beginning October 2009, for the following three components:
- Part A – Older Adult Fall Prevention Program
- Part B – Child Injury Prevention Program
- Part C – Teen Dating Violence Initiative
This component supports the adoption and use of two effective programs, Tai Chi-Moving for Better Balance and Stepping On, in community settings by focusing on three goals: 1) implementation of effective programs; 2) collaboration with key partners; 3) evaluation of program success. The recipients of Part A funding are responsible for conducting all of the activities described below.
- Implementing specific exercise-based fall prevention programs (Tai Chi and/or Stepping On) in three different sites for community-dwelling older adults
- Collaborating with appropriate partners who reach older adult populations as well as other public health oriented partners
- Monitoring and evaluating the program
Funded States (2009 – present): California, New York, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
This component supports the development of a state Child Injury Prevention and Control Policy Plan and training activities to build capacity for implementing and evaluating policy activities. The recipients of Part B funding are responsible for conducting all of the activities described below.
Building capacity for child injury prevention and control policy capacity:
- Acquire contract staff or fellowship to coordinate and integrate policy efforts
- Establish a Child Injury Prevention and Control Policy subgroup of the existing statewide Injury Community Planning Group (ICPG) by mobilizing support and building partnerships
- Develop a state child injury prevention and control policy plan or evaluate and update an existing plan
Identifying implementation and evaluation strategies:
- Identify three priority policy activities in state plan and develop evaluation plan for tracking progress and outcomes
- Use surveillance findings to inform and guide policy activities
Attending CDC sponsored policy training
Funded States (2009 – present): California, Colorado, Georgia, New York and Washington.
This component supports the reduction of teen dating violence (TDV) in high-risk urban communities. The purpose is to 1) raise awareness of TDV as a public health priority; 2) build and enhance key stakeholder partnerships; 3) build state and local health department capacity to support and evaluate TDV prevention programs and policies, 4) generate recommendations for local leaders and partners to support the implementation and evaluation of TDV programs and policies. The recipients of Part C funding are responsible for conducting all of the activities described below.
- Creating a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team to coordinate and implement activities
- Developing a plan to coordinate TDV prevention efforts
- Identifying and engaging key partners to do the following and develop recommendations based on the information:
- conduct environmental and policy scan
- conduct assessment of evaluation capacity to evaluate prevention activities
- evaluate surveillance and policy initiatives
- identify other gaps and needs for the identified urban area
- Advancing the recommendations through partnership with state and local leaders
Funded States (2009 – present): California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
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