Funded Programs and Initiatives
The Cardiff Violence Prevention Model
The Cardiff Violence Prevention Model provides a way for communities to gain more complete information as to where violence occurs and how to prevent it by forming partnerships between hospitals and law enforcement and others invested in violence prevention.
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Abuse and Neglect Definition Video
Child abuse and neglect is an important societal concern affecting children, their families, and society at large. There were 683,000 victims of child abuse and neglect (CAN) reported to child protective services in 2015.
We Can Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are an important public health issue.
Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate Partner Violence Definition Video
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem. Public health and violence prevention practitioners and researchers are united by a common goal: prevent IPV by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.
Dating Matters Success Story Videos
Baltimore has a long history of addressing violence among Baltimore’s young people through innovative public health programming and policy initiatives. VideoExternal
Chicago has established a unique network of partners dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of youth that worked together to implement Dating Matters. VideoExternal
Ft. Lauderdale Video
The Broward County Health Department and Broward County Public Schools have an extensive history partnering on school-based and community-wide adolescent health and violence prevention programs. VideoExternal
The Alameda County Public Health Department has worked to improve the health and safety of County residents and the neighborhoods in which they live. VideoExternal
Sexual Violence Definitions Video
Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives.
Suicide Definition Video
Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death and is also currently in the top 5 leading causes among ages 10 to 54.
Youth Violence Definition Video
Youth violence is a significant public health problem that affects thousands of young people each day, and in turn, their families, schools, and communities. Youth violence is widespread in the United States and is the third leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.
National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCS)
The CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) currently funds five Youth Violence Prevention Centers (YVPCs) that work to reduce youth violence in local communities across the nation in an effort to eliminate the causes and consequences of a major public health issue.
Data and Surveillance Systems
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
NISVS Overview Video
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing survey that collects the most current and comprehensive national- and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking victimization in the United States.
National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
NVDRS Overview Video
The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) is the only state-based surveillance system that collects and links data from multiple sources on the entire violent incident into one anonymous database, providing context about victims and suspects; their relationships; preceding circumstances; and weapons used, among other variables. Such data are far more comprehensive than what is available elsewhere. Subtítulos disponibles en español (Subtitles available in Spanish)