Injuries are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among U.S. children and adolescents. State injury and violence prevention programs address a broad range of injury topics across varying populations, with initiatives funded by multiple sources. Proven strategies for preventing injuries among children and adolescents need to be implemented more broadly. Partnerships that combine traditional partners (e.g., hospitals and health care systems) and non-traditional partners (e.g., philanthropies and businesses) can play an important role in expanding the implementation of these strategies. Multiple funding streams also provide more opportunity for states to address injury and violence. Health leaders and practitioners are not always informed of all the potential funding streams or how they may form partnerships to strengthen their injury and violence prevention systems. The Children’s Safety Network and the Children's Safety Now Alliance, representing injury prevention leaders and experts from national organizations, federal agencies, state health departments, hospitals, and universities, created “Leveraging Funding Sources and Partnerships in Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention” to provide a compilation of multiple funding sources and strategic guidance on collaborating through partnerships in order to reduce child and adolescent injury and violence.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (U49MC28422) for $5,000,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.