The ECIC’s outreach activities form the nexus of the Center’s determination to bridge science to practice and implement effective, evidence-based violence and unintentional injury prevention programs at the community and state level. One of the primary ways that the ECIC accomplishes this is through providing the following technical assistance to community groups:
- Evaluation support
- Community needs assessments
- Content knowledge support and lectures around various injury topics
- Grant application support
Further, the ECIC engages and supports the local practitioner community by convening a Community Engagement Committee comprised of local injury control practitioners and leaders who provide input into the ECIC’s research and programs; serving as the research arm for the Metropolitan Atlanta Violence Prevention Partnership (MAVPP), a 100-member coalition of grassroots violence prevention practitioners and organizations; and providing consultation to and participating on the boards of local injury prevention organizations.