Useful Links

Injury and Violence Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)
CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control funds Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) to study ways to prevent injuries and violence and to work with community partners to put research findings into action. The ICRC Program forms a national network of ten comprehensive academic research centers that focus on three core functions — research, training, and outreach.

The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT)
NC DETECT is North Carolina’s statewide syndromic surveillance system. NC DETECT was created by the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) in 2004 in collaboration with the Carolina Center for Health Informatics (CCHI) in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine to address the need for early event detection and timely public health surveillance in North Carolina using a variety of secondary data sources.

The North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB)
The NC Injury and Violence Prevention Branch envisions North Carolina free from injuries and violence where lives are lived to their full potential. The work of the branch includes: collecting and analyzing injury data to better understand the problem; implementing programs to prevent injuries and violence; and coordinating and assisting groups working to prevent injury and violence to address the problem comprehensively.

The North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)
The North Carolina Medical Examiner System is a network of medical doctors and allied health professionals throughout North Carolina who voluntarily devote their time, energy, and medical expertise to see that deaths of a suspicious, unusual or unnatural nature are adequately investigated. The OCME investigates all deaths in North Carolina due to injury or violence, as well as natural deaths that are suspicious, unusual, or unattended by a medical professional.

SafeKids North Carolina
Safe Kids NC is one of more than 600 coalitions affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide, whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children age 19 and younger.

Safe States
The Safe States Alliance is a non-profit organization and professional association whose mission is to strengthen the practice of injury and violence prevention. Members of the Safe States Alliance have unparalleled opportunities to discover, connect, empower, and grow as leaders in public health.

Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR)
The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) is a professional organization that provides leadership and fosters excellence in the science of preventing and treating injury and violence.

The North Carolina Trauma Society
The NC American Trauma Society (ATS) is a leading organization for trauma care and trauma prevention in the United States. The ATS has been the foremost advocate for trauma victims and their families for the past 50 years and continues to seek optimal care for all trauma victims.

University of North Carolina

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS)
The mission of the NC TraCS Institute is to accelerate clinical and translational research from health science to discovery to dissemination to patients and communities.

The University of North Carolina Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)
The Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) is a National University Transportation Center supporting the FAST Act research priority of promoting safety. It is one of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s five National University Transportation Centers announced in December 2016.

Led by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center in collaboration with the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, CSCRS unites leading transportation research, planning, public health, data science and engineering programs at: Duke University; Florida Atlantic University; University of California, Berkeley; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center is working hard to help shape the field of transportation safety. We are committed to excellence in sound research, and safety is the preeminent goal – every day and in every project our staff undertakes.

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (or Sheps Center)
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care service.

Child Maltreatment Prevention

NC Child
NC Child builds a strong North Carolina by advancing public policies to ensure all children – regardless of race, ethnicity, or place of birth – have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Prevent Child Abuse NC
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is the only statewide organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Through investment in innovative programs proven to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs, PCANC helps North Carolina’s communities decrease factors that put children at risk for abuse and increase factors that encourage children to thrive. Through our offices in Raleigh, we serve every community in North Carolina.

Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevention

The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV)
We lead the state’s movement to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA)
The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation.

Opioid Overdose Prevention

The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)
North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to the implementation of harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation, and justice reform in North Carolina and throughout the American South. NCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy, resource and policy development, coalition building, and direct services for people impacted by drug use, incarceration, sex work, overdose, gender, HIV and hepatitis, and first responders.

NC Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee (OPDAAC)

OPDAAC was established in early 2016. Work of the PDAAC has focused on providing guidance and leadership on the implementation of the NC Strategic Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse. OPDAAC members represent a wide variety of agencies and fields, including, but not limited to: local health departments, healthcare organizations, law enforcement, substance abuse prevention, the recovery community, mental health treatment, harm reduction, emergency medicine, regulatory boards. OPDAAC is instrumental to development and implementation of North Carolina’s State Opioid Action Plan.