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93.136 Injury Prevention and Control Research and State and Community Based Programs
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Laws 99-500 and 99-501; Department of Health and Human Services Appropriation Act of 1987, Section 601; Economy Act, Public Law 99-190, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 1533 and 1536; Public Health Service Act, Sections 301 and 394, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 241.
RESEARCH GRANTS: (1) To support injury control research on priority issues; (2) to integrate aspects of engineering, public health, behavioral sciences, medicine, and other disciplines in order to prevent and control injuries more effectively; (3) to rigorously apply and evaluate current and new interventions, methods, and strategies that focus on the prevention and control of injuries; (4) to stimulate and support Injury Control Research Centers (ICRC) in academic institutions which will develop a comprehensive and integrated approach to injury control research and training; and (5) to bring the knowledge and expertise of ICRC's to bear on the development of effective public health programs for injury control. STATE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM GRANTS: (1) To develop and evaluate new methods or to evaluate existing methods and techniques used in injury surveillance by public health agencies; and (2) to develop, expand, or improve injury control programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, severity, disability, and cost from injuries.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are available for costs directly attributed to the performance of research and demonstrations surveillance or interventions/evaluations programs pertaining to injury prevention and control plus certain direct costs of the grantee in accordance with established policies of the Public Health Service. Grantees may not award subgrants but may enter into contracts as necessary to achieve the aims of the program.
Applicant Eligibility: For Injury Prevention and Control Research Programs, and Injury Control Research Centers: Eligible applicants include any nonprofit or for-profit organization. STATE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM GRANTS: Official public health agencies of States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and jurisdictional populations greater than 1,000,000 are eligible. For community-based programs, public, private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations may be eligible.
Pre-application Coordination: Preapplication coordination is desired for research grants but not required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial status reports (annual); interim progress report (Annual); final performance report and equipment inventory (3 months after end of project); invention statement (annual) and reprints and copies of resulting publications. For Injury Control Research Centers an annual progress reports are also required. For Applied Methods in Surveillance, and State and Community-Based Injury Control Programs, semi-annual progress reports are also required.
Account Identification: 75-0943-0-1-550.
Injury Prevention and Control Programs - In fiscal year 2001, CDC continued to provide technical assistance and grant funds to 10 ICRC's, one Research Program Project Grant (RPPG) and 38 individual investigators (RO-1) to conduct applied research in injury prevention and control. In fiscal years 2002 and fiscal year 2003, CDC will provide technical assistance and grant funds to 11 Injury Control Research Centers (ICRC's), and 48 RO-1 Grants. All Injury Prevention and Control Research Projects are investigator initiated. State and Community-Based Grant Programs - In fiscal year 2001, CDC continued to fund a training and demonstration project; youth violence; appliedresearch for traumatic brain injury, and a surveillance and traumatic brain injury follow-up registry; violence against women; playground safety; prevention of violence against women electronic networking program; trauma care system development; development and enhancement of emergency departments injury surveillance programs, basic injury program development; residential fire-related injuries and poison control centers. Fiscal years 2002 and 2003 funding is expected to support the areas supported in fiscal year 2001.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 52; basic grant administration policies of DHHS and PHS are also applicable, 45 CFR 74 and 45 CFR 92; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Injury Control Research Centers (ICRC) have undertaken a broad range of work. For example, the John Hopkins University ICRC has sponsored Summer Training Institutes for injury control researchers and practitioners. Harvard has been a key planning, training, and program resource for injury control programs in the New England States. Work at the University of North Carolina ICRC has led to the creation of an injury control unit in the North Carolina State Health Department. Harborview ICRC serves as a State and regional resource in trauma and burn care and is a leader of efforts to reduce pedestrian injuries and injuries associated with motorcycles and bicycles. (2) Funded Injury Prevention and Control Projects address priority research concerns encompassing acute care, biomechanics, prevention, epidemiology, and rehabilitation. As examples, researchers are investigating the mechanism of traumatic brain injury due to impact, other investigators are defining risk factors for intimate partner violence and another group is evaluating the effectiveness of trauma systems. (3) Surveillance programs address E- coded hospital discharge data; model surveillance systems to address nonfatal injuries resulting from intentional and unintentional injuries.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention being given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as richness, breadth, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research, demonstrations, and special projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed activities; (3) feasibility and likelihood of producing meaningful results based on the significance of the proposed activities and relevant evaluation procedures; (4) overall match between the proposed programs and the nation's health priorities and needs; and (5) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.