The North Carolina Institute of Medicine established a task force that works to address child abuse prevention in September of 2005. The task force recommended the development of a system of child maltreatment surveillance. To carry out this recommendation, a leadership team was formed to develop a plan for child maltreatment surveillance. Currently an epidemiologist from the Injury and Violence Prevention branch co-chairs the leadership team.
Two publications from authors in the Injury Branch and the State Center for Health Statistics used data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to look at the ACE Module, or Adverse Childhood Experiences Module. These publications are available for viewing on the N.C. State Center for Health Statistics website. The Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adult Health study and The Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences on the Health of Current Smokers study are both posted under recently added publications on the Center's website.