In Virginia, injury is a leading cause of death and hospitalizations for children and adults. Injuries and violence affect everyone—regardless of age, race, or economic status. Often, survivors are faced with life-long physical, mental, and financial problems. The good news is, injuries and violence are often preventable, and effective primary prevention strategies that are evidence based, informed, and organizationally adopted are successful for vulnerable populations.
The Virginia Department of Health Injury and Violence Prevention Program is working in tandem with statewide partners to advance the field of injury and violence prevention through a public health lens on a population health level.
The VDH Injury and Violence Prevention Collaborative Network is a group of local and state organizations that join together to translate science and best practices in reducing the impact of injury and violence. The Network meets quarterly to share information, coordinate efforts, and collaborate on strategies that focus on creating a shared agenda aimed at advancing the field of injury and violence prevention. We greatly appreciate your organization’s contribution as we work together to strengthen the practices of injury and violence prevention statewide.