Partner Highlight: The North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Partner Highlight: The North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Join us for the ongoing series of calls highlighting partners within the South to Southwest (S2SW) Injury Prevention Network, this time featuring the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch. This presentation will go over the program's current activities, but also feature the history of injury prevention work in North Carolina, spanning back over 50 years. The developments within North Carolina model what went on across the country, painting a picture of the rich history of injury prevention.

Mr. Dellapenna joined the North Carolina Division of Public Health in October 2010 as Branch Head of the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB). Mr. Dellapenna joined the Division of Public Health following a 27 year career as a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service (PHS), retiring at the rank of Captain. He spent his PHS career assigned to the Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal agency responsible for health care and public health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. With IHS, he served assignments as a Sanitarian on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and the San Carolos Apache Reservation in Arizona. He served as the Injury Prevention Specialist and Director of Environmental Health Services in Phoenix, Arizona for Phoenix Area Indian Health Service, a regional program serving 48 American Indian tribes in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and eastern California.

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