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As a part of a larger strategic planning effort, the Injury-Free NC team is conducting an assessment of the training and education needs of the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) workforce. The first phase of this assessment collected data through an online survey, which closed on Friday, October 28 at 5pm. The second phase of the assessment will be collecting data through focus group interviews, which will begin in January 2023. The information gathered through this assessment will shape the future of Injury-Free NC programming so that it will be more responsive to the needs of IVP practitioners.

The IFNC Team is now recruiting participants for IVP Workforce Assessment Focus Group Interviews!

In general, IVP covers a broad array of topic areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Overdose prevention and harm reduction
  • Violence prevention (e.g., sexual violence, child abuse, and firearm violence)
  • Suicide prevention
  • Road safety (Motor vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle)
  • Brain injury, preventing burns and trauma, child safety

For the purposes of this assessment, we consider the IVP workforce to be anyone who contributes to the prevention of injury and violence in NC; even if that work is focused specifically on one IVP topic area or if IVP is only a portion of the overall scope of someone’s role.

Anyone who considers themselves to be a part of the NC IVP workforce and would like to share details about what their training and education needs are, is eligible to participate in these focus group interviews. 

The 1.5 hour focus group interviews will take place virtually between January 17 and February 3, 2023. Those selected to participate in a focus group will receive a confirmation email and calendar invite with the scheduled interview time. Participants who complete a focus group will be compensated with a $25 gift card for their time.


If you are interested in participating in a Focus Group Interview, please complete and submit the interest form linked below by Wednesday, December 21 at 11:59 pm  


If you have any questions, please reach out to the IFNC team at