​​​​The Regional Network Coordinating Organization​​​

The Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO) is a component under the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (SVIPP) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is led by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  The purpose of the RNCO is to provide structured coordination to all states within Federal Health and Human Services regions III and V, to increase competency, increase regional sharing of data and best practices, and increase research-practice collaboration to support and enhance resources for and sustainability of injury prevention programs.

The objectives of the RNCO are as follows:

  • ​To strengthen national and regional coordination of injury and violence prevention efforts through information exchange and multisectoral cooperation.
  • To leverage resources for injury and violence prevention.
  • To support assessment of the magnitude of injury and violence within states and the region and the development, implementation and evaluation of data-informed policy, programs and organizational practices.
  • To facilitate and support dissemination of best practices in injury and violence prevention.
  • To promote state and regional capacity development in injury and violence prevention.

Access the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic​ (GLMA) Regional Network Violence and Injury Prevention Resource Guide​

The RNCO is governed by a Terms of Reference Agreement.

Composition: The Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic (GLMA) RNCO general membership is comprised of Regions 3 and 5 injury and violence prevention organizations and individuals.​

The RNCO is governed by a Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) comprised at a minimum of state health department injury directors (designees), Injury Control Research Center directors (designees), chair of established Injury Community Implementation Groups (ICIG) (formerly ICPG) in the region, and the Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance (MIPA) president.

The RNCO will develop a National Peer Learning Team (NPLT) and a Regional Peer Learning Team(s) (RPLT). The vision of both the NPLT and RPLT is to move injury and violence prevention forward by informing and sharing the best available evidence from science, program, practice, and policy.

RNCO includes the following 12 states: 

Region 3: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia. 
Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.


RNCO Meetings are held monthly via conference call. Calls are held on the last Thursday of every month.  During calls, either a presentation is given by select members or a guest, and/or discussions are held on specific violence and injury prevention topics based on the interest of members. The SAB meets at least once per year in person. In-person meetings may be held in conjunction with other CDC meetings or regional meetings and training, or as separate events.

RNCO Injury Prevention Webinar Series

For more information please contact Joyce Dantzler at joyce.dantzler@maryland.gov or 410-767-1372. 

Archived Webinars

July 2017:

Dr. John Corrigan​ PPT Slides

TBI Webinar Archived Link - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4660399165837504258

April 2017:

Mr. Johnathon Ehsani - MVS Webinar PPT Slides: Addressing the Crash Crisis

Mr. Bill O’Leary – MVS Webinar PPT Slides​

MVS Webinar Archived Link - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6216970078603999235​

December 2016: 

Child Abuse andNeglect Webinar Dec 15 2016 - Dr. Leena Dev​  

July 2016: 

Child Abuse andNeglect Webinar - Dr. Joanne Klevens 


April 2016: 

Prescription DrugOverdose Part II Webinar - Dr. Jan Losby  


January 2016: 

Prescription DrugOverdose Webinar - Dr. Don Teater​ 

PDO Webinar Archive Link 

October 2015: 

TBI Webinar - Dr.Breiding

TBI Webinar - Dr. Suskauer

TBI Webinar Archive Link 

July 2015: 

Violence PreventionWebinar Series - Mr. Lumpkin

Violence PreventionWebinar - Dr. Jones

Violence PreventionWebinar - Dr. Zimmerman Ms. Morrel-Samuels

Violence Prevention Webinar Archive Link 

April 2015: 

Cure Violence Webinar Presentation Part I

Cure Violence Webinar Presentation Part II 

Cure Violence Webinar Archive Link 

January 2015:

Violence PreventionWebinar Series Part I​ 

March 2014:

Prescription Drug Abuse​ 

October 2013:

Falls Prevention for Seniors: Resources & Promising Practices