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.
The Problem of Injuries
- Combined, unintentional and intentional injuries accounted for 80% of all deaths among persons ages 15-24 years
Injury-related hospitalizations cost nearly $668 million in hospital charges per year.
Injuries in Georgia cause an average of 4,750 deaths per year
Between 1999 and 2001, unintentional injuries:
- accounted for an average of 3,147 deaths per year
and were the 4th leading cause of death in Georgia
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.
In The News
February 2011: Georgia Fall Prevention Coalition Strategic Plan: 2010-2012 added.
January 2011: Georgia Injury Prevention Strategic Plan: 2010-2015 added.
Injury Prevention Partners
The Injury Prevention Section 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.
- Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
- Governor's Office for Children and Families
- Georgia Commission on Family Violence
- Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
- Georgia Department of Education
- Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation
- Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office
- Georgia Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers
- Georgia Office of the Child Advocate, Child Fatality Review
- Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
- Georgia Poison Center
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
- SAFE KIDS of Georgia
Georgia Department of Public Health
- Division of Aging Services
- Division of Family and Children Services
- Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Division of Public Health
- Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
- Emory Center for Injury Control
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Georgia Health Policy Center
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury and Violence Prevention and Control
- Children’s Safety Network
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Safety Council
- Safe States
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