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Injury and Violence Prevention Branch


Updated! 6/12/2024 North Carolina Naloxone Distribution Toolkit

New! 04/30/2024 Syringe Service Program Quick Information Sheet for Law Enforcement

New! 03/01/2024 Harm Reduction Primer

Catastrophic Sports Injury and Illness Prevention Workgroup: Phase I Report

Post-Overdose Response Teams (PORT) Overview (PDF, 571 KB)

Importance of Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) (PDF, 928 KB)

Justice Diversion Programs in North Carolina

North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative (NCSSI) Successes

MAT in Jails Webinar Series

North Carolina Suicide Prevention State Action Plan

Jail-based Overdose Prevention Education and Naloxone Distribution Toolkit

Technical Assistance Resource Guide

NC-VDRS Data Dashboard

COVID-19 IVP Resource Hub

Using Medication-Assisted Treatment in Jails: A North Carolina Focus (PDF, 874 KB)

NC Syringe Exchange Program Storm Project (PDF, 910 KB)

Stop the Stigma Language Guide (Substance Use Disorder and Addiction) (PDF, 945 KB)

Combating North Carolina's Overdose Crisis

North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative

Information for First Responders

Post-overdose Response Team (PORT) Toolkit (PDF, 8.57 MB)

Fentanyl Safety for First Responders (PDF, 157 KB)

Post-overdose Response Team (PORT) Toolkit (PDF, 8.57 MB)

Sexual Violence

Infographic: Sexual Violence in North Carolina (PDF, 120 KB)

 Additional Highlights

North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Injury and violence are significant and largely preventable public health problems. Each year, injuries and violence keep millions of adults and children from achieving their goals.

The N.C. Injury and Violence Prevention Branch envisions North Carolina free from injuries and violence where lives are lived to their full potential. The work of the branch includes:

  • Collecting and analyzing injury data to better understand the problem.
  • Implementing programs to prevent injuries and violence.
  • Coordinating and assisting groups working to prevent injury and violence to address the problem comprehensively.

You can understand how big the problem of injury is in North Carolina by viewing the “Injury Iceberg.”