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Lessons learned from statewide prevention plans to prevent ntimate partner violence and sexual violence

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A new report analyzes the first ever intimate partner violence and sexual violence statewide prevention plans of two CDC programs:

  • Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program. 
  • Enhancing and Making Programs and Outcomes Work to End Rape (EMPOWER) program.

Across the DELTA and EMPOWER state plans, a number of promising findings emerged for the primary prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

Overall, the state plans demonstrated grantees’ knowledge and skills for planning, implementation and evaluation utilizing public health principles, processes and concepts, including:

  • Using data and evidence to inform primary prevention planning.
  • Prioritizing system capacity improvements.
  • Expanding partnerships and increased ownership among diverse constituencies.
  • Commitment of states to ongoing planning and improvement.
  • Considerations given to social determinants of health and strategies that span across the social ecology.

To learn more about the analysis of the statewide plans, read Taking Action to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence: Lessons Learned from Creating Statewide Prevention Plans.

The lessons learned from DELTA and EMPOWER state plans will be applied to CDC’s DELTA FOCUS program, which just began in March, 2013.