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2017 Injury Free NC Academy

New! 01/31/17: Now accepting applications for the 2017 Injury Free NC Academy! Goal: Prepare community-based coalitions engaged or interested in implementing evidence based strategies to address shared risk and protective factors to prevent violence in North Carolina. More details and application.

North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative

01/18/17: Visit the North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative for information about syringe exchange programs, opioid overdose prevention, and other harm reduction and treatment resources in North Carolina. 

2015 North Carolina Suicide Prevention Plan

Injury Iceberg

  • Click to enlarge the Injury Iceberg to see that injury deaths are only a small part of the overall injury problem.

North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Injury and violence are significant and largely preventable public health problems. Each year, injuries and violence keep millions of adults and children from achieving their goals.

The N.C. 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.
  • Coordinating and assisting groups working to prevent injury and violence to address the problem comprehensively.

You can understand how big the problem of injury is in North Carolina by clicking to enlarge the “Injury Iceberg.”