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We have created this site because state health departments can play a leading role in child maltreatment prevention through programs and services that enhance family resiliency and foster positive child development. With public health infrastructure existing in every state and territory within the United States, the public health system is well-positioned to create a prevention system for children and families. We hope the information provided in this site is helpful in supporting your efforts to promote the health and well-being of children.

This work was supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In partnership with National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation

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These external websites provide a national overview of programs and policies related to the promotion of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments for children as well as information on specific state practices.

Findings from the 2009 Child Maltreatment Prevention Environmental Scan of State Public Health AgenciesExternal Website Link 

Inventory of Home Visiting ProgramsExternal Website Link 
Pew Center on the States

Early Childhood State ProfilesExternal Website Link 
National Center for Children in Poverty

PolicyforResults.orgExternal Website Link 
Center for the Study of Social Policy

New Directions for North Carolina: A Report of the NC Institute of Medicine Task Force on Child Abuse PreventionExternal Website Link 
North Carolina Institute of Medicine