About CDC’s Injury Center: Organization

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The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC’s “Injury Center,” includes the Office of the Director and three divisions.

The Office of the Director is led by the Director, supported  by the Principal Deputy Director, and the Deputy Director for Management, Operations, Communication, and Policy. It includes these elements:

  • The Behavioral Health Coordinating Unity (BHCU) reports to the Director.
  • These offices report to the Principal Deputy Director.
    • Office of Informatics (OI)
    • Office of Science (OS)
      • Extramural Research Program Operations (ERPO)
    • Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI)
    • Office of Communication (OC)
    • Office of Policy and Partnerships (OPP)
    • Office of Program Management and Operations (OPMO)

The Injury Center includes three divisions:

  1. Division of Injury Prevention (DIP)
  2. Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP)
  3. Division of Violence Prevention (DVP)

The Division of Injury Prevention includes the following offices, branches and teams.

  • Office of the Director
    • Office for Science
    • Policy and Partnerships Team
    • Management and Operations
    • Communications Team
    • Health Equity Unit
  • Applied Sciences Branch
    • Safety Promotion Team
    • Suicide Prevention Team
    • Transportation Safety Team
    • Traumatic Brain Injury Team
  • Data Analytics Branch
    • Applied Statistics Team
    • Data Science Team
    • Economics Team
    • Programming and Web Applications Team
  • Program Implementation and Evaluation Branch
    • Evaluation Team
    • State, Local, and Tribal Support Team
    • ICRC Implementation Science Team

The Division of Overdose Prevention includes the following offices, branches, and teams.

  • Office of Policy, Planning, and Partnerships
    • Strategic Partnerships, Policy, and Issues Management Team
  • Communication Branch
    • Education, Campaigns, and Implementation Team
    • Communication Services Team
  • Office of the Associate Director for Management and Operations
    • Office of Management and Operations
      • Management and Operations Unit
      • Extramural Management Unit
  • Office of the Deputy Director for Scientific Programs
    • Office of the Associate Director for Science
      • Cannabis Strategy and Coordination Unit
    • Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch
      • Overdose Mortality Team
      • Overdose Morbidity Team
      • Overdose Data Management Team
    • Health Systems and Research Branch
      • Clinical Practice Team
      • Applied Research, Evaluation, and Integration Team
  • Office of the Associate Director for Program Implementation
    • Technical Assistance Unit
    • Prevention Programs and Evaluation Branch
      • Applied Prevention Science Team
      • Program Evaluation Team
      • Local Technical Assistance Team
      • Public Health and Public Safety Team
      • Overdose Preparedness and Response Team
    • State Program Implementation Branch
      • State Technical Assistance Team A
      • State Technical Assistance Team B
      • Scientific Support Team
    • Drug-Free Communities Branch
      • Community Assistance Team West
      • Community Assistance Team East
      • Community Assistance Team Central

The Division of Violence Prevention includes the following branches and teams.

  • Senior Director for Scientific Programs
    • Surveillance Branch
      • Surveillance Coordination Team
      • Mortality Surveillance Team
      • Morbidity and Behavioral Surveillance Team
    • Research and Evaluation Branch
      • Child Abuse, Neglect and Adversity Team
      • Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Team
      • Youth Violence and Emerging Topics Team
    • Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch
      • Implementation Team
      • Data Analysis and Programming Team
  • Deputy Director for Management & Program Operations
    • Violence Prevention Practice and Translation Branch
      • Adversity Prevention and Implementation Practice Team
      • Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Team
      • Sexual Violence Prevention Team 1
      • Sexual Violence Prevention Team 2
      • Technical Assistance Coordination, and Translation Team