Leveraging Funding Sources and Partnerships in Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention


Injuries are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among U.S. children and adolescents. State injury and violence prevention programs address a broad range of injury topics across varying populations, with initiatives funded by multiple sources, including federal agencies, hospitals, corporations, and foundations. Although researchers and practitioners have identified many proven strategies for preventing injuries among children and adolescents, these strategies need to be implemented more broadly. Partnerships that combine traditional partners (e.g., hospitals and health care systems) and non-traditional partners (e.g., philanthropies and businesses) can play an important role in expanding the implementation of evidence-based strategies for child and adolescent injury prevention. In addition, multiple funding streams provide more opportunity for states to address injury and violence, but health leaders and practitioners are not always informed of all the potential funding streams and how they may form partnerships to more effectively integrate funding and varying funder objectives to strengthen their injury and violence prevention systems. 

This paper provides a compilation of multiple funding sources and strategic guidance on collaborating through traditional and non-traditional partnerships in order to achieve greater impact in reducing child and adolescent injury and violence.