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What is the Injury-Free NC (IFNC) Academy?

The IFNC Academy is a training and program development resource for injury and violence prevention practitioners in North Carolina. Each cycle of the IFNC Academy focuses on a timely topic affecting North Carolinians. Since 2014, the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) have been working to bring timely and critical training to the injury and violence prevention workforce in North Carolina to incorporate best practices, promising strategies, and innovative programming into their work.

Past Academies

In 2018, the Safe States Alliance published a case study highlighting North Carolina’s work using a shared risk and protective factors approach to address priority injury topics, including a spotlight on the Injury-Free NC Academy.

Read the case study.

Upcoming Academies

The application for the 2023 Injury-Free NC Academy on Harm Reduction as Transformative Practice is closed. Applicants selected to attend this year’s Academy will be notified on Friday, February 17.

If you have questions about this Academy, please email Shamira N. Wright at