Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began studying patterns of violence in 1980. In 1992, CDC established the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) as the lead federal agency for violence prevention. The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is one of three divisions within NCIPC. DVP is committed to stopping violence before it begins and supports this goal through:
- Monitoring violence-related injuries
- Conducting research on the factors that put people at risk or protect them from violence
- Creating and evaluating the effectiveness of violence prevention programs
- Helping state and local partners plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs
- Conducting research on the effective adoption and dissemination of prevention strategies
As with other public health problems, CDC addresses sexual violence using a systematic process called the public health approach. This approach has four steps: define the problem, identify risk and protective factors, develop and test prevention strategies, and assure widespread adoption of prevention principles and strategies.
The NSVRC works in collaboration with the CDC-funded projects listed below as part of a network focusing on violence prevention to ensure a more comprehensive strategy for service provision in the United States.
- National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
- PREVENT, Preventing Violence Through Education, Networking and Technical Assistance
- Prevention Connection: The Violence Against Women Prevention Partnership
- VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Access the latest news about injury prevention from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. These updates include general announcements, new publications, information for grantees, new funding announcements, job announcements and trainings of interest.
- CDC Fact Sheets
- CDC Sexual Violence Activities
- Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program Profiles
- Developing Sexual Violence Prevention Planning Committees: Lessons Learned from EMPOWER (2007)
- This PowerPoint slideshow is from the March 27, 2007 webinar sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It discusses the requirements and recruitment strategies for Sexual Violence Prevention Planning committees as part of the Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program and provides lessons learned from the Empower Grant program.