The growing recognition of domestic violence as a public health problem has introduced new funding sources and initiatives to prevent first-time perpetration. In order to address these serious adverse outcomes, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances) project was created to fund state coalitions to build prevention capacity within their organizations, states, and local communities.
The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence has participated in the DELTA Collaborative since its inception in 2002.
DELTA FOCUS (Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States) isa five-year cooperative agreement funding 10 state domestic violence coalition grantees to engage in primary prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV). Primary prevention means stopping IPV before it occurs.
DELTA FOCUS builds on DELTA's history by providing focused funding to states and communities for intensive implementation and evaluation of IPV primary prevention strategies that address the social and structural determinants of health at the societal and community levels of the social-ecological model (SEM).
DELTA FOCUS works to implement and evaluate prevention strategies within the organization, state, and local communities.
NC DELTA FOCUS funding supports prevention projects in two communities. Since 2002, NCCADV has collaborated closely with two local coordinated community response teams (CCRs) to provide tools, training, and technical assistance to promote primary prevention and to plan, implement, and evaluate primary prevention strategies.
View our Prevention Resources and Tools.