Monday, October 29, 2012

CDC Recognizes Colorado Sexual Violence Prevention Efforts with a Letter to the Governor

The director of Violence Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized the Injury, Suicide and Violent Prevention Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for its "outstanding work" with partners in preventing sexual violence with a letter to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Colorado is one of six states chosen to participate in CDC's EMPOWER program because of its readiness to engage in data-driven planning for sexual violence prevention. Colorado has been a leader in developing comprehensive strategies that prevent sexual violence, according to the CDC. 

ISVP Director Shannon Breitzman gratefully acknowledge CDC recognition and commended her staff for its dedication to preventing sexual violence. "Colorado has been a leader in this arena," she said, "showing a strong commitment to the primary prevention of sexual violence."

Click HERE to read the letter to Gov. Hickenlooper.

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