Technical Assistance

UNC IPRC collaborates with a variety of local, state, regional, tribal, national and international groups. We assist with broad-based program development by providing periodic and on-going technical assistance on issues related to injury research, practice and policy. Technical assistance is provided to organizations, practitioners and researchers in program and research planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination.

To request technical assistance, please visit the emphasis area and contact the program area lead, or email Liz Knight, Assistant Director for Outreach and Translation.

Selected recent examples of technical assistance provided by IPRC faculty:

Presentations to NC’s Child Fatality Task Force, which included a December 2013 presentation to the Intentional Death Committee on LONGSCAN findings and related policy implications, and the impact of witnessed and experienced violence on children. A February, 2014 presentation to full committee meeting of the Task Force focused on “Effective Current NC Laws for Prevention of Child Death and Injury”

Participation in Circle of Parents® Evaluation Advisory Group


  • to UTMB Health on development of an injury control research center
  • related to on injury surveillance methods to the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention
  • to Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina staff working to create a new statewide database for the Circle of Parents® program
  • to DoD Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Institute on modeling of stress fractures in military personnel
  • with MEA Forensics in Vancouver, Canada, on biomechanical properties of bicycle helmets in regard to age of helmet

Faculty advisor to CAPSTONE teams working on projects related to legislation and policy on the prevention of opioid overdose.

Requested webinars: topics included longitudinal research methods in child maltreatment research; findings and implications from LONGSCAN (Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect)

On-going coaching and technical assistance provided to active Injury-Free Academy Teams.