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Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP)

Empowering States to Save Lives

Violence and injuries are the leading cause of death for the first four decades of life. In fact, in the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries than from any other cause, including cancer, HIV, or the flu. And deaths are only part of the problem. Each year, millions of people are injured and survive. Injuries can cause life-long mental, physical, and financial problems. One of the best ways to prevent violence and injuries is to empower states to take action to protect their residents by implementing, and evaluating evidence-based injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs and policies.

2016 Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program

About the Program

The Injury Center provides funding and technical assistance to states through its Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP). This program supports 23 state health departments. States will implement, evaluate and disseminate strategies that address the most pressing injury and violence issues including: child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle crash injury, and intimate partner/sexual violence. The program builds on the infrastructure that was established through previous iterations of the Core VIPP CE11-1101.

The Core SVIPP includes a Base and two optional enhanced components: the Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI) and the Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO) components.

  • Base (23 awards of $250,000) - 23 states received funding to strengthen their injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs and policies and demonstrate impact in the reduction of IVP related morbidity and mortality. Funded states include: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • SQI (4 awards of $150,000 each) - Four of the 23 Base funded states received SQI funding to conduct injury data investigations supportive of promoting and advancing uniform injury case definitions, improving data quality, and advancing methodology and exploring emerging sources of injury data. SQI funded states include: Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland and Massachusetts.
  • RNCO (5 awards of $75,000 each) - Five of the 23 Base funded states received RNCO funding to coordinate across and between states (regardless of funding status) and collaborate with IVP organizations to share scientific evidence and programmatic best practices. RNCO funded states include: Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Washington.