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The group’s mission:
"To develop a comprehensive and coordinated injury prevention effort which will guide Pennsylvanians to prevent injuries and violence across the lifespan by empowering state and local partners through the collection and analysis of data and the leveraging of resources for injury prevention programs to recapture lost human potential."
The IVPN has identified four main injury topics that are a great burden on Pennsylvania's population:
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Unintentional Falls
  • Unintentional Poisonings
A workgroup was formed around each injury topic, with policy and data workgroup members supplementing each injury group. So far workgroups have produced logic models and action plans for cohesive interventions in their focus area.
Reproducible Resources available:
Falls hospitalization rate map (please add this pdf.)