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

Overview

Base Component | $250,000

Injuries are the leading cause of death for persons ages 1–49 in Michigan. Michigan is working to implement strategies to decrease injuries and violence by implementing evidence-based programs and strategies.

Base Component

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

Preventing intimate partner violence/sexual violence

Michigan is working with school-based health centers to implement the Safe Dates Program in 10 schools. Safe Dates is designed to prevent emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in adolescent dating relationships.

Preventing motor vehicle crash injury and death

Michigan is working to improve child restraint use for children in Spanish- and Arabic-speaking families. They are training Spanish- and Arabic-speaking community members as child passenger safety technicians. The child passenger safety technicians provide education on the proper use of child restraint systems and seat belts, and provide hands-on assistance to parents and caregivers identified as being at-risk due to language barriers.

Contact Info

State Website:  http://www.michigan.govexternal icon

State Contact: Deltavier Frye, D3@michigan.gov

CDC Core SVIPP Project Officer: Rachel Kossover-Smith, RKossover-Smith@cdc.gov