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


Base Component | $250,000

Injuries are the leading cause of death for persons ages 1–34 in Hawaii. Hawaii is working to decrease injuries and violence by implementing evidence-based programs and  strategies.

Base Component

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

Preventing child abuse and neglect (CAN) and intimate partner violence/sexual violence (IPV/ SV)

The Hawaii Core SVIPP is working to improve home visiting services to prevent CAN and domestic violence. The Hawaii Home Visiting Network (HHVN), a network of home visiting programs supported by the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program implemented three training resources for parents addressing child health and development.

  • Healthy Families America is a tool designed to promote positive parenting, enhance child health and development, and prevent CAN.
  • Parents as Teachers is a tool to educate parents on child development.
  • Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters is a tool to help parents provide educational enrichment for their children. Training modules will include a child and family safety curriculum, such as infant safe sleep, shaken baby, car seat, and window safety.

HHVN and Hawaii Core SVIPP are utilizing this training strategy to improve IPV outcomes. Key training activities are being designed and coordinated specifically for Annual Home Visiting  Conferences.

Preventing traumatic brain injury

Hawaii Core SVIPP is working with the Hawaii Concussion Awareness Management Program (HCAMP) to provide an expanded curriculum on concussion training, education, support, and resources to all public high school coaches, student athletes, and parents. HCAMP is working with the Department of Education to provide concussion training and conduct baseline cognitive testing of Hawaii’s student athletes.

  • The Hawaii Core SVIPP provides support in the development and implementation of the needs assessment survey for parents, coaches, and athletes. Hawaii also provides HCAMP with the results to inform their development of concussion education
  • Hawaii Core SVIPP supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of concussion education videos pilot

Preventing motor vehicle crash injury and death

Hawaii is working with the Hawaii Health Information Corporation to include additional toxicology data. This data will help to inform revisions to the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the Hawaii Injury Prevention Plan related to underage drinking prevention.

Contact Info

State Website: http://health.hawaii.gov/injuryprevention/external icon

State Contact: Nick Hines, Nicholas.Hines@doh.hawaii.gov

CDC Core SVIPP Project Officer: Yessenia Ibarra, YIbarra@cdc.gov