NCIPC's contribution to global injury and violence prevention: past, present, and future

J Safety Res. 2012 Sep;43(4):271-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2012.08.006. Epub 2012 Aug 22.


Injuries and violence impact millions across the globe each year. For the past 20 years, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has assembled the largest cadre of injury and violence prevention experts in the world to reduce the burden of injuries and violence domestically and to inform global injury and violence prevention efforts. This article focuses on NCIPC's global injury and violence prevention work that involves: increasing awareness of the preventability of injury and violence, partnerships to promote injury research and best practices; establishing standards and guidance for data collection; building capacity through training and mentoring; and supporting evidence-based strategies. To decrease the global burden, the authors propose priority setting to maximize the development and sustainability of financial and human resources for injury and violence prevention.

Impact on industry: The authors call for increased capacity and resources for global injury and violence prevention.

MeSH terms

  • Capacity Building
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Data Collection / standards
  • Forecasting
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Mentors
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Research / organization & administration
  • United States
  • Violence / prevention & control*
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*