The CDC National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention: Building the Evidence for Community- and Policy-Level Prevention

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Subject: Youth Violence, Safety, Youth Welfare, Youth Development, Community Development, Research
Deadline: May 4, 2015

The purpose of this announcement is to fund Youth Violence Prevention Centers (YVPCs) to advance the science and practice of youth violence prevention and to reduce youth violence in one or more geographically defined, high-burden communities by implementing and evaluating a community- or policy-level prevention strategy or combination of such strategies. The YVPCs align with CDC’s Injury Center’s research priorities for youth violence prevention that include evaluating the effectiveness of community- and societal-level prevention approaches and evaluating the dissemination and implementation of effective youth violence prevention strategies, programs, and policies. The YVPCs are academic centers that are expected to engage in reciprocally beneficial collaborations among researchers and non-governmental and governmental organizations (including the local health department) and one or more defined high-burden communities, with the common goal of reducing youth interpersonal violence. A YVPC supported under this announcement must include 2 core features: 1) an administrative infrastructure to support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination activities; to foster necessary local collaborations to achieve research and program goals; and to work with other funded YVPCs as part of the Youth Violence Prevention Center Network; and 2) integrated implementation and evaluation activities of a community- or policy-level approach to preventing youth violence in a high-burden community or set of communities.

Funder:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, others.
Amount: Up to $120,000
Contact: Link.