Injury Prevention Program

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.

Vision

A state where injuries and their burdens are fully minimized by empowering state and local coalitions through the provision of data, training, coordination, and leadership, and leveraging resources for programs to achieve a safety culture.

About

The IPP is housed within the Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Health Protection. The main functions of the IPP 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 bassinets and child safety seats;
  • The dissemination of knowledge on proper use of safety equipment; and,
  • The provision of general support to local and state coalitions in helping promote safe and injury free lifestyles and behaviors.

These injury prevention activities are primarily grant-driven with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state's GOHS, and the Maternal and Child Health Section (DPH MCH) being the major funders.

Publications (Archived)

April 2016: Georgia Injury Prevention Strategic Plan: 2016-2018
February 2011: Georgia Fall Prevention Coalition Strategic Plan: 2010-2012

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 Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
  • 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 Bureau of Investigation, Child Fatality Review Program
  • 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
    • Chronic Disease, Injury, Environmental Epidemiology Section
    • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
    • Maternal and Child Health Branch
    • Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Section
    • Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma
    • Office of Health Information and Policy
    • Office of Nursing

Academic Partners

  • Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Georgia Health Policy Center

National Partners

  • 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

Contact information:

Office: (404) 657-2921 | Email: injury@dph.ga.gov


Page last updated 11/22/19