Violence and Injury Prevention Program

Mission

To reduce intentional injuries caused by violence and suicide, and unintentional injuries caused by falls, motor vehicle crashes, and prescription drug overdoses.

What we do

  • Fund primary care practices to provide falls risk assessments and community based agencies to provide exercise programs to prevent falls among older adults.
  • Provide data and research information to key decision makers about the effectiveness of a primary seat belt law, enforcing laws that stop Driving Under the Influence and on other related issues that will save lives.
  • Fund injury prevention programs in schools that provide students with the skills they need to sustain healthy relationships, prevent suicide and sexual violence.
  • Fund screening, mental health assessment, and referrals for youth at increased risk for suicide.
  • Provide education and outreach to providers and dispensers on the responsible prescribing of opioids for pain management.
  • Fund academic partners to provide drug overdose data surveillance and analysis and to evaluate policies that impact drug overdose prevention.
  • Fund community substance abuse recovery centers to provide peer-to-peer recovery coach services to emergency department patients, to inmates upon release from the Department of Corrections, and to other high risk populations.
  • Provide education and outreach to providers and dispensers on the responsible prescribing of opioids for pain management.
  • Partner with other government agencies, local organizations, and community coalitions including professionals from child and adolescent health, traffic safety, emergency medical services, healthcare, education, student assistance, colleges and universities, hospitals, law enforcement, fire prevention, social services, SAFE KIDS coalitions, and others to prevent injuries in our communities.

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