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About Us...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), or the Injury Center, works to prevent injuries and violence and to minimize the severity of injury or disability among those who are injured. Using a science-based approach, the Injury Center provides national leadership in injury and violence prevention and control which supports research and programs in the field.

The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), in the Injury Center, supports both intramural and extramural projects and activities to prevent violence. These activities focus on primary prevention of violence through a public health approach that complements the approaches used by criminal justice, education, and the many other disciplines that work in this area. Some of the topic areas supported by the division include:

  • Child Maltreatment
  • Dating Violence
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Suicide
  • Youth Violence

For more information about the Injury Center, go to www.cdc.gov/injury.