Injury and Violence Prevention

Injury and Violence Prevention: Featured Resources

To explore new initiatives and additional research on the prevention of unintentional injuries and violence, browse these featured publications.

Public Health Partnerships with Education and Medicaid: Improving School Health
ASTHO, Healthy Schools Campaign, and Trust for America’s Health collaborated to develop this resource highlighting the need for public health agencies to engage in school health. State public health agenciesmore »

Sexual Violence Prevention Framework Resource Tool
The Association of States and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in collaboration with Safe States, developed the Sexual Violence Prevention Framework Resource Tool. ASTHO’s Sexual Violence Preventionmore »

2017 Sexual Violence Prevention Policy Scan
ASTHO conducted an environmental scan of sexual violence prevention laws and legislation with the goal of better understanding whether and how primary prevention strategies for sexual violence preventionmore »

Sexual Violence Prevention
The report includes core strategies, successes, and lessons learned over the past two years and concludes with actionable considerations for rape prevention and education (RPE) grantees in their effortsmore »

Reducing Opioid-Associated Risks: Key Opportunities and Successes in Kentucky and West Virginia
West Virginia and Kentucky take a comprehensive approach to reducing opioid associated risks through partnerships, evidence-based policies and harm reduction initiatives.

Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action
CDC's Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and its companion guide provide information and action steps that community leaders and members, public health professionals, families, adultsmore »

Implementing Return to Play: Learning from the Experiences of Early Implementers
Case study evaluation on the Return to Play implementation efforts in two states: Washington and Massachusetts.

MMWR Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States, 2005–2011
First agency report describing federal efforts to monitor children's mental disorders and inform a public health approach to prevent mental disorders and promote mental health in children.

Children's Safety Network: State Fact Sheets 2013
State-by-state fact sheets for needs assessments, planning, program development, and presentations. Snapshot of data on the injury-related Maternal and Child Health Block Grant National Performance Measuresmore »

Child Maltreatment: Strengthening National Data on Child Fatalities (GAO)
States face challenges in collecting child maltreatment fatality data, which are often used to inform prevention strategies, make child welfare policy changes, and allocate funding resources. This reportmore »

MMWR Drug Overdose Deaths — Florida, 2003–2009
In this seven-year period, the death rate involving prescription drugs increased by 84.2 percent. Public health agencies can implement surveillance systems to quantitatively describe drug overdoses andmore »

WEAR. BELIEVE. ACT. Join the Decade of Action for Road Safety
Support the consortium of national and international organizations and federal partners who have joined together to address global road safety.

State-Based Costs of Deaths from Crashes (CDC)
Using injury-related data, these reports underscore the importance of evidence-based policies and practices in minimizing the costs of crash-related deaths and preventing motor vehicle injuries.

Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere: STRYVE
STRYVE Online provides information and guidance for strategically planning, implementing, and evaluating a public health approach to youth violence prevention.

CDC Vital Signs: Drinking & Driving -- A Threat to Everyone
Alcohol-impaired drivers are involved in approximately 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 annually. There are proven ways to prevent impaired driving, such as .08% BAC laws, sobriety checkpoints,more »

Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Sports and Recreation Activities Among Youth
Compared with adults, children and adolescents have an increased risk for TBIs with increased severity and prolonged recovery. Many states and the federal government are considering or implementing lawsmore »