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Please join the Indiana Injury Prevention Advisory Council as they host the:

This Conference will focus on how to develop an injury prevention program, covering topics such as how to find and fund evidence-based programs and how to use data to form, inform and evaluate your program. The Conference will feature state and regional experts in injury prevention.

Registration will open soon!

 Event Details:  Location:

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Event is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Indiana Government Center South

Conference Room 22

402 W. Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

 Conference Agenda  Conference Invitation

 

Mission: The mission of the Injury Prevention Advisory Council (IPAC) is to reduce the number and severity of preventable injuries in Indiana through leadership and advocacy.

Goal: Through improved collection and dissemination of data and coordination of injury prevention and control efforts, the Indiana State Department of Health will reduce injury-related morbidity and mortality in Indiana.

Vision: Working together to create a safe and injury free Indiana.

Indiana Injury Prevention Advisory Council Terms of Reference

Working Premises of the Council

  • Injuries are the leading cause of death for Hoosiers 1 to 44 years of age; the third leading cause of death for Hoosier 45-54; the fourth leading cause of death for those 55-64; and in the top ten causes of death for Hoosiers 65 and older. Indiana is consistently in the top five states for unintentional suffocation deaths for infants less than one year of age. As such, the prevention of such injuries (and subsequent cost savings) should be a priority for the State of Indiana.
  • Injuries are a public health issue, and as such, should be framed within the Public Health Model using guidelines developed by national/international public health organizations.
  • Injury prevention activities need to be scientifically, evidence-based whenever possible using national guidelines/evidence if available.
  • Evaluation is an essential component of injury prevention to ensure that the intervention is effective.
  • Intentional and unintentional injuries will be included, excluding hospital patient safety issues.
  • The work needs to be rewarding and useful at the individual, organizational, and state level.
  • The group needs to be representative of injuries that encompass all ages, state geographic locations (rural and urban), and ethnicities/cultures/races/religions.
  • Our vision for the future of injury prevention in Indiana must begin with a framework that will ensure that professionals are properly trained with the skills and knowledge necessary to reduce the burden of injury. A curriculum for injury prevention, i.e. core competencies, is necessary for injury prevention professionals to excel and strengthen the field as a whole.

The Injury Prevention Advisory Council is expanding its membership to include more stakeholders from across the state. Interested partners will receive email updates about news and research in injury prevention throughout the year to stay up to date. If you are interested in becoming a member of IPAC or would like to receive more information about IPAC, please contact Jessica Skiba, jskiba@isdh.in.gov, 317-233-7716.

Upcoming IPAC Meetings

 Date  Meeting Location   Room Time 
 3/12/2015
  • Meeting 1 2015
  • Agenda TBD
 2 N Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204  Rice Auditorium  1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST
 3/13/2015 Indiana Government Center South-

Room 22

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Conference runs from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 a.m. EST
 6/18/2015
  • Meeting 2 2015
  • Agenda TBD
 2 N Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204  Rice Auditorium  1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST
 9/17/2015
  • Meeting 3 2015
  • Agenda TBD
 2 N Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204  Rice Auditorium  1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST
 12/10/2015
  • Meeting 4 2015
  • Agenda TBD
 2 N Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204  Rice Auditorium  1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST

 

Previous IPAC Meetings

 11/20/2014  Agenda  Presentation  Mary Raley Falls Prevention Program Presentation
 9/10/2014  Agenda  Presentation  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Handout
 6/12/2014  Agenda  Presentation  Dr. Jennifer Walthall ATV Presentation
 3/20/2014  Agenda  Presentation

2012 Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits Data

2012 Injury-Related Hospital Admission Data

2011 Injury Death Data

 

 

 

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