This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports health department infrastructure, data and partnerships to identify and respond to existing and emerging injury threats with data-driven public health actions.
These actions are intended to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors using
the best available evidence for injuries and death.
Such an approach includes engaging in robust data and surveillance, strengthening strategic collaborations and partnerships, and conducting assessment and evaluation.
The overall goal of this approach is to inform public health action for injury prevention.
An enhanced funding component is available for recipients to implement and evaluate prevention strategies while incorporating novel surveillance activities, with the goal of contributing practice-based evidence to strengthen the overall evidence base for injury prevention.
While all recipients will focus their strategic efforts on prevention of traumatic brain injury (TBI), transportation-related injury, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), recipients are also encouraged to examine their data and flex up to 25% of their award to address identified priority injury topics of local concern (i.e.
drowning, older adult falls, or suicide).