Funded Programs and Activities


The leading causes of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 45 are injuries and violence. CDC’s Injury Center funds programs to protect youth, prevent urgent threats such as suicide and overdose, and promote healthy relationships. In addition to tracking trends of injury and violence nationally, the Injury Center also directs cross-cutting programs with tribal communities, community partners, and health departments.


Jurisdictions advancing opioid overdose surveillance to inform prevention and response efforts


States addressing the impact of COVID-19 on suicide and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)


States and territories collecting and linking data on violent deaths to understand their causes and how to prevent them

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Protecting Youth

PACEs:D2A helps prevent ACEs by supporting recipients as they build state-level surveillance infrastructure, implement ACEs primary prevention strategies and conduct data-to-action activities.


Essentials for Childhood proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens.


YVPCs are academic-community collaborations that advance the science and practice of youth violence prevention.


The program will work to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults in communities with high rates of violence.

Preventing Suicide

The Comprehensive Suicide Prevention program helps recipients implement and evaluate a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention.


This program provides funds to veteran serving organizations to evaluate suicide prevention activities using CDC’s Evaluation Framework to reduce and prevent suicide.


CDC is working with tribes to reduce risk and increase protective factors to prevent suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives.


This cooperative agreement helps states increase the timeliness of surveillance data and self-harm injuries.

Preventing Overdose

OD2A supports jurisdictions in collecting high quality, comprehensive, and timely data on nonfatal and fatal overdoses and in using those data to inform prevention and response efforts.


The DFC Support Program is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.


CDC continues to build partnerships through multiple public health and public safety collaborations to strengthen and improve efforts to reduce drug overdoses.

Promoting Healthy Relationships

DELTA Impact works to decrease risk factors in communities that may lead to intimate partner violence and to increase protective factors that prevent it.

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The RPE program works to prevent sexual violence by providing funding to state and territorial health departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The Preventing Teen Dating and Youth Violence by Addressing Shared Risk and Protective Factors program funds 5 local health departments to engage in primary prevention activities to prevent teen dating violence and youth violence.

Surveillance Programs

FASTER recipients focus on improving the timeliness of surveillance of Emergency Department (ED) visits for nonfatal firearm injuries.


NVDRS links information about the “who, when, where, and how” from data on violent deaths and provides insights about “why” they occurred.


DOSE leverages two emergency department (ED) visit data sources to more quickly identify, track, and respond to changes in drug overdose trends.

Cross-Cutting Prevention Programs

The Core SIPP program supports health department infrastructure, data, and partnerships to identify and respond to existing and emerging injury threats.


ICRCs study ways to prevent injuries and violence and to work with community partners to put research findings into action.


Tribal communities work with the support of the Injury Center to prevent injuries, the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives between the ages of 1 and 54.


Notice of Research Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Announcements includes a description of the project and the entities that are eligible to apply.

Extramural Research

The Injury Center’s Extramural Research Program Office (ERPO) facilitates extramural research prioritization, planning, and evaluation.

Budget & Impact

Learn more about the Injury Center’s annual budget.