Colorado Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (CORE SVIPP)


Base Component| $250,000

Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI) | $150,000
Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO) | $75,000
Injuries are the leading cause of death for persons ages 10–44 in Colorado. Colorado is working to decrease injuries and violence by implementing evidence-based programs and strategies.

Base Component

Colorado is addressing all four required focus areas using injury and violence prevention strategies.

Preventing child abuse and neglect

Colorado is working with their local Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) teams to promote CDC’s Essentials for Childhood. They are developing partnerships and implementing educational activities around Essentials for Childhood. Colorado will offer mini-grants to CFPS teams that can implement and evaluate Essentials approaches at the local level.

Preventing intimate partner violence/sexual violence

Colorado is partnering with the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program to implement and evaluate Communities That Careexternal icon, a community-based prevention model for youth substance use, crime, and violence. This model helps local communities assess risk among youth in their communities. Colorado is also working with eight CDC Rape Prevention and Education-funded communities to evaluate the implementation of the building-level intervention Shifting Boundariesexternal icon. This intervention is designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of dating violence and sexual harassment among adolescents.

Preventing traumatic brain injury

Colorado is working to support CDC’s Return to Play and Return to Learn policies by providing evaluation support to the Colorado Concussion Management Team’s Return to Learn pilot project. They are also developing a data tracking system, best practices guidelines, and a model Return to Learn policy for consideration by school districts across the state.

Preventing motor vehicle crash injury and death and traumatic brain injury

Colorado is working to improve teen driving Graduated Driver Licensing systems. They are building partnerships, increasing the amount of data collected, and improving best practices. Colorado plans to address seat belt use by implementing improved data surveillance and developing communication products to educate partners about seat belt use.

Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI)

The Colorado Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI) team is collaborating with key state, regional, and federal partners on the transition of Injury Surveillance Methods from using ICD-9-CM coded medical data to ICD-10-CM coded medical data. Colorado’s SQI also partners with the other SQI states to conduct medical records reviews for case validation of code groupings.

Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO)

The Colorado Core SVIPP coordinates the Plains to Peaks Regional Network (P2P Regional Network). This includes the following 10 states: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The P2P Regional Network provides coordination and collaboration of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and learning for the state injury prevention workforce and their key partners, shares scientific evidence and programmatic/policy best practices, and coordinates peer learning teams across the region.

The P2P Regional Network also facilitates the Child Maltreatment Prevention National Peer Learning Team (NPLT). The RNCO launched this NPLT to connect partners across the country on the topic of child abuse and neglect. The Child Maltreatment Prevention NPLT seeks to help public health departments by teaching successful prevention strategies, exchanging expertise on how to articulate child maltreatment as a public health issue, and leveragingthe necessary resources to advance prevention.

Contact Info

State Website: icon

State Contact: Lindsey Myers,

P2P Regional Network contact: Colleen Kapsimalis,

CDC Core SVIPP Project Officer: Jamie Mells, JMells@cdc.govU.S