New York Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (CORE SVIPP)

Overview

Base Component | $250,000

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

Base Component

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

Preventing child abuse and neglect

New York is working with the Department of Health’s Bureau of Women, Infants, and Adolescent Health to conduct a needs assessment for the state’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home visiting program. They are also developing a webcast designed to increase the utilization of evidenced-based home visiting programs in New York. The home visiting programs include Nurse-Family Partnershipexternal icon and Healthy Families New Yorkexternal icon, which focus on improving pregnancy outcomes, children’s health and development, and a family functioning and life course.

Preventing intimate partner violence/sexual violence (IPV/SV)

New York is expanding bystander training programs for sexual violence prevention and expanding the prevention work of the state’s Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs). New York partnered with the State University of New York System’s Office of University Life to develop and launch an Advanced Violence Prevention Summit in summer 2017. The Summit brought together more than 200 participants and provided an overview of commonly used prevention program such Bringing in the Bystanderexternal icon, Green Dot, 20:1external icon, and Culture of Respectexternal icon. Participants also attended workshops to address the issues of recruitment, implementation, and faculty/staff engagement for these programs. Topics such as cultural competency and inclusive language that affect programmatic success were discussed. New York’s Rape Prevention Education Training Technical Assistance Center plans to offer webinars, mini-courses, and other online training programs on primary prevention of IPV and SV.

Preventing motor vehicle crash injury and death and preventing traumatic brain injury

New York is developing a state Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Report. It focuses on child restraint misuse to assist partners when developing strategies for improving child passenger safety. New York will also evaluate the Share the Keys program designed to reduce teen driver crash risk by increasing parental involvement. In addition, New York is working to increase adherence to and enforcement of CPS laws. This includes Leandra’s Law (Child Passenger Protection Act – NYS), which makes it a felony offence to drive drunk with a person age 15 or younger inside the vehicle, and sets the blood alcohol content at 0.08. New York is developing a summary document detailing the results of a law enforcement knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs survey on Leandra’s Law. They are using social media, blogs, a webinar, and infographics to increase parents’/caregivers’ understanding of child passenger safety and prevalent child restraint misuse errors.

Contact Info

State Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_preventionexternal icon

State Contact: Michael Bauer, Michael.Bauer@health.ny.gov

CDC Core SVIPP Project Officer: Ted Castellanos, TCastellanos@cdc.gov