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Kentucky Receives CDC Funding to Prevent Injury and Violence

Kentucky — Kentucky Injury Prevention & Research Center (KIPRC) received $2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) to address injury and violence in Kentucky.

The award to Kentucky is part of $30 million going to 23 states over the next 5 years as part of the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP). The funds support states in the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of strategies to address critical injury and violence issues such as child abuse and neglect; traumatic brain injury; motor vehicle crash-related injuries; and intimate partner/sexual violence. The program builds on the CDC’s Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (CE11-1101) that provided funding to KIPRC for building Kentucky’s Violence and Injury Prevention Program (KVIPP) and supported growth of the Kentucky Safety and Prevention Alignment Network (KSPAN).

The Core SVIPP includes a Base Component and two optional enhanced components: the Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI) and the Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO) Components. Through a competitive application process, CDC selected 23 states to receive Base funds through the program. These states include: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

In addition, four of the 23 states received SQI funding to conduct injury data investigations supportive of promoting and advancing uniform injury case definitions, improving data quality, and advancing methodology and exploring emerging sources of injury data. The SQI funded states are Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland and Massachusetts.

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