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


Base Component | $250,000

Injuries are the leading cause of death for persons ages 1–44 in Louisiana. Louisiana is working to decrease injuries and violence by implementing evidence-based programs and  strategies.

Base Component

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

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

Louisiana is focusing on home visit and parent-child interaction therapy programs, such as the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)external icon, Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)external icon, promoting a shared risk and protective factors model among partners, and supporting partner strategies.

Preventing traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Louisiana is working with TBI partners to provide data, improve surveillance, and improve data analytics to inform TBI prevention activities. Louisiana is promoting the use of evidence-based practices for youth concussion prevention and older adult  falls.

Preventing motor vehicle crash (MVC) injury and death

Louisiana is supporting evidence-based projects, such as Graduated Driver Licensing and child passenger restraint, to reduce the rates of MVC injuries and fatalities. Louisiana is focused on data and evaluation to inform statewide efforts, as well as linking MVC data to hospital discharge data.

Contact Info

State Website: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/16external icon

State Contact: Jane Herwehe, Jane.Herwehe@la.gov

CDC Core SVIPP Project Officer: Enjoli Willis, EWillis1@cdc.gov