This portfolio review examined whether violence prevention program efforts are succeeding.
The panel reviewing the program concluded that sexual violence is a significant public health problem that should be made a priority by the agency. Several panel recommendations were to maintain or increase support for surveillance and research activities. They emphasized the importance of continued support for the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. They also recommended utilizing rigorous study designs to examine risk and protective factors for perpetration of SV, particularly factors at the outer levels of the social ecology, evaluate the effectiveness of prevention strategies, and track products of grantees' surveillance and research activities and use of data to inform prevention. Finally, panel recommended enhancing communication to improve the link between practice and research.
Report Title: Sexual Violence Portfolio Review
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: AED, Washington, D.C.
Record ID: 9600 (December 31, 2011)