Outreach & Translation

lizThe goal of the Outreach & Translation Core is the successful translation of research into programs, policies and practice. Extensive state, regional and national partnerships facilitate this process. In particular, UNC IPRC works closely with the NC Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch.

We achieve our goal though: conducting legislative briefings (both federal and state); creating fact sheets, websites and a facebook page designed to update policy makers and practitioners; hennink_kaminski2013including a community beyond campus in our seminar series and related small group meetings; facilitating state and regional trainings and conferences; and the provision of leadership, technical support and consultation with relevant agencies and organizations.

The Outreach & Translation Core is overseen by Elizabeth Dawes Knight, MSW. Dr. Hennik-Kaminski from the UNC School of Mass Communication and Journalism provides expert advice on health communications messaging for non-academic audiences.

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Injury-Free NC. Injury-Free NC is a statewide coalition of injury prevention stakeholders that is overseen by UNC IPRC and a key partner, the NC Division of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (NC DHHS IVPB).

Injuryfreenc. org is a website designed to disseminate best practices in injury prevention in a format that is useful to practitioners and policy makers. Each page contains a fact sheet that can be used by stakeholders in awareness, education and advocacy efforts.

The Injury-Free NC Academy trains community coalitions working to prevent CDC priority area injuries in the core competencies of injury prevention.

The Injury-Free NC Annual Conference is a statewide, 1-day meeting for injury and violence prevention practitioners.

IPRC and NC DHHS IVPB are jointly committed to building injury prevention capacity in each state in the South By SouthWest Regional Network (SxSW). The SxSW Regional Network represents the most challenging grouping of states in the nation in terms of injury prevention; ten of the 13 member states are ranked in the worst state quartile in the nation for injury fatality rates. UNC IPRC provides training and technical support programs for the network.