Funded Programs and Initiatives

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Through its programs and initiatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Violence Prevention works with national organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective violence prevention practices.

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Protecting Children and Youth


Essentials for Childhood: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences through Data to Action

This program supports 12 recipients that are using data to implement evidence-based prevention strategies to protect children.


Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL)

PREVAYL funds recipients to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults in communities with high rates of violence.


National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCS)

The National Centers for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention connect academic and community resources to study and create lasting ways to prevent youth violence.

Promoting Healthy Relationships

DELTA Impact

DELTA Impact

DELTA Impact funds State Domestic Violence Coalitions to implement strategies and approaches designed to prevent intimate partner violence while also funding local communities to do the same.


Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE)

RPE provides funding to state health departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to guide the implementation of sexual violence prevention efforts.

Teen Dating

Preventing Teen Dating Violence and Youth Violence Program

This program funds 5 local health departments to use strategies based on the best available evidence to reduce shared risk factors and enhance shared protective factors for teen dating violence and youth violence.

Dating Matters

Dating Matters®

Dating Matters® is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention initiative based on the current evidence about what works in prevention.

Surveillance Systems


The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)

NISVS assesses experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking among adult women and men in the United States.


National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

NVDRS provides states and communities with a clearer understanding of violent deaths to guide local decisions about efforts to prevent violence and track progress over time.

Cross-Cutting Prevention Resources

VETO Violence

Violence Education Tools Online (VETOViolence)

Developed by CDC, the VetoViolence website provides free, interactive, and engaging violence prevention tools and trainings.

Cardiff Model

The Cardiff Violence Prevention Model

The Cardiff Model provides a way for communities to gain a clearer picture about where violence is occurring by combining and mapping both hospital and police data on violence.