A North Carolina free from injuries and violence where people can live to their full potential.
Define and address the major statewide issues of injury and violence prevention by:
The Branch's programs provide funding, training, and/or technical assistance to health professionals working across North Carolina. The Branch works to promote the use of research and data to ensure local communities are working on initiatives that are effective. In addition to technical assistance, funding from the Branch is available to local communities working on primary prevention of sexual assault and gatekeeper trainings to prevent youth suicide.
In 2007 legislation was passed by the N.C. General Assembly that designated the Division of Public Health as the lead agency for injury prevention in North Carolina and instructed the Division to develop a statewide plan for injury prevention and conduct other injury prevention activities. The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch will carry out these plans to ensure injury prevention is addressed comprehensively in North Carolina.
Current branch surveillance and prevention activities include: