Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Department of Health Injury Prevention Service is working to decrease injuries and violence by implementing evidence-based programs and strategies.

Base Component

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

Preventing child abuse and neglect

Oklahoma is developing an early childhood fatality surveillance system to inform program planning and evaluation.

Preventing intimate partner violence/sexual violence

Oklahoma Core SVIPP is leveraging funding for an additional Rape Prevention Education site, as well as conducting a sexual assault prevention survey to inform prevention and education efforts.

Preventing traumatic brain injury

Oklahoma is working to develop a website to assist schools and youth sports organizations with creating their own comprehensive concussion policies and procedures. Oklahoma is disseminating CDC HEADS UP materials through community presentations focused on sports-related concussions.

Preventing motor vehicle crash injury and death

Oklahoma is providing child passenger safety certification training courses and educational courses to parents, home visiting nurses, child welfare workers, perinatal professionals, and other related stakeholders. Oklahoma is promoting impaired driving prevention through the Governor’s Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council. This is a statewide task force charged with implementing the statewide strategic plan to reduce the incidence of impaired driving in Oklahoma.

Contact Info

State Website: www.ok.gov/healthexternal icon

State Contact: Tracy Wendling, TracyLM@health.ok.gov

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