Rigorous Evaluation of Policies for their Impacts on the Primary Prevention of Multiple Forms of Violence
Optional letter of intent due Feb. 5, 2021.
Eligible applicant organizations may submit more than one application to this NOFO, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.
Policy interventions that address these social and structural conditions have the potential to reach a large number of people and make substantial improvements to population health and reduce inequities. Social and structural conditions and the risk for violence, can be affected by federal, state, local, tribal or organizational policies. Policy is defined as a law, regulation, procedure, administrative action, incentive, or voluntary practice of governments and other institutions (see http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/policy). Rigorous policy evaluation gauges whether any changes in outcomes of interest can There are a number of interventions with rigorous evidence of impacts on violence outcomes. These include crime prevention through environmental design, abandoned building/lot remediation, cleaning and greening neighborhood spaces, and bystander intervention strategies. Some policies (e.g., workplace policies, school policies, and policies that strengthen household financial security) have evidence for impacts on risk and protective factors common to multiple forms of violence but have not yet been rigorously evaluated for their impact on violence outcomes.