UNC IPRC Named Affiliate Center for Safe Communities
UNC IPRC has become an Affiliate Safe Community Support Centre of the Division of Social Medicine of the Karolinska Institutet. Under the agreement, UNC IPRC and the Karolinska Institutet will work together to seek funds and design strategies to evaluate the Safe Communities Programs and to develop effective training in violence prevention. The Safe Communities programs were created and have been managed by the Karolinska Institutet for several decades.
UNC IPRC's expertise on evaluation and training will be applied through several collaborative strategies. Some efforts will focus on using the PREVENT model for training while further evaluation strategies will be developed through the work of Drs. Kant Bangdiwala, Andrés Villaveces, and Carol Runyan.