Prevent: A program of the National Training Initiative on Injury and Violence Prevention

Academic Article


  • Training practitioners to use evidence-based approaches to the primary prevention of violence is challenging as a result of the dearth of well-evaluated intervention programs and the lack of familiarity of some practitioners in drawing critically on existing literature. An element of the National Training Initiative in Injury and Violence Prevention, the PREVENT (Preventing Violence Through Education, Networking, and Technical Assistance) program began in late 2003 to train practitioners to address multiple types of violence by encouraging more widespread use of evidence-based approaches to primary prevention. It is intended to reach practitioners involved in addressing violence against women, sexual violence, child maltreatment, youth violence, and suicide in varied community settings. The program uses a combination of varied types of face-to-face training and distance learning coupled with opportunities for networking and technical assistance. Ultimately the program intends to stimulate and facilitate changes in individual, organizational, and cultural awareness and practices fostering primary prevention of violence. The project employs formative, process, and impact evaluation techniques aimed at improving delivery of the training as well as tracking changes in individual and organizations. © 2005 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 7354807
  • Author List

  • Runyan CW; Gunther-Mohr C; Orton S; Umble K; Martin SL; Coyne-Beasley T
  • Start Page

  • 252
  • End Page

  • 258
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 5 SUPPL. 2