The CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) offers Core Violence and  Injury Prevention Funding (Core VIPP) to state health departments. Core VIPP works to support state health departments to strengthen capacity to collect and use data for a better understanding of local injury issues, and to protect their residents by putting science into action to save lives and prevent injuries.

The next funding opportunity announcement for Core VIPP is expected in winter or spring 2016. The Preparing for Core Funding Webinar Series was created to give the nationwide injury prevention community a space to discuss what is needed to prepare a competitive application to the Core Violence and Injury Prevention funding from the CDC.

Archives of the webinars are available on the Safe States Alliance’s Website:

This series was sponsored by the South to Southwest Injury Prevention Network, and conducted in partnership with the Safe States Alliance, its State Directors Special Interest Group, and the regional network leaders for the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Regional Network, the Northeast and Caribbean Injury Prevention Network, the Western Pacific Injury Prevention Network, and Health and Human Services regions 7 & 8.