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Injury Prevention Program

Mission

We prevent injuries by empowering state and local coalitions through the provision of data, training, and leadership, and the leveraging of resources for prevention programs.

About

The Injury Prevention Program is housed within the Georgia Department of Public Health/Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response, along with the EMS and Trauma programs. The main functions of the Injury Program include:

  • the provision of technical assistance in program evaluation and coalition building to local community groups
  • the provision of injury data to community groups and the public at large
  • the distribution of safety equipment such as child safety seats, bike helmets, smoke detectors and the dissemination of knowledge on proper use of safety equipment, and
  • the provision of general support to local coalition in helping promote safe and injury free life styles and behaviors.

These injury prevention activities are primarily grant-driven with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state's Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration being the major funders.

Publications (Archived)

Injury Prevention Partners

The Injury Prevention Program works closely with its partners to fulfill its mission of reducing injuries to Georgia’s citizens. These partners provide valuable input to the direction and work of the IPS through the Georgia Injury Prevention Planning Group.

Community Partners

Georgia Department of Public Health

Academic Partners

National Partners

 


Contact information:

Office: (404) 657-2921  |  e-mail: injury.prevention@dph.ga.gov