Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA)
Achieving Health Equity through Addressing Disparities (AHEAD)

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem in the United States. Research indicates that IPV exists on a continuum from episodic violence—a single or occasional occurrence—to battering (Johnson, 1995). Battering is more frequent and intensive and involves one partner who develops and maintains control over the other. See the CDC’s website for additional information about the magnitude and consequences of IPV.

All forms of IPV, from episodic violence to battering, are preventable. The key to primary prevention is focusing on first-time perpetration and first-time victimization. Knowledge about the factors that prevent IPV is lacking. CDC is working to understand better the developmental pathways and social circumstances that lead to this intimate partner violence. In addition, the agency is helping organizations evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs to reduce both victimization and perpetration.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program seeks to reduce the incidence (i.e., the number of new cases) of IPV in funded communities. The program addresses the entire continuum of IPV from episodic violence to battering through a variety of activities.

DELTA AHEAD Leadership Overview 2024

State Leadership Team

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DELTA AHEAD State Leadership Team

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