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Program Partners
The IVPN recognizes the following programs as Injury Prevention partners for Pennsylvania.
·         Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Division of Prevention - Provides for the development, oversight and management of substance abuse prevention.   Focus is on reducing risk factors associated with substance use and the development of healthy lifestyles that support individuals, communities, families and schools in being drug-free.
·         Pennsylvania Child Death Review Team (CDR)New Link: or  Formulates strategies to understand why children die and takes action to prevent child death in Pennsylvania
·         Division of School Health (DOSH) - Oversees the reimbursement of school health services and collects data from schools related to school health services regulated programs. This data includes information on the nature, time period and location of serious school injuries.
·         Pennsylvania Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention and Awareness Program: New Link:
Based at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the PA SBS program serves as a resource for education and support in the prevention of infant abusive head injuries.
·         Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC New Link: Provides education and resources to children, families and communities of south-west Pennsylvania with the goal of preventing injury and death to child and adolescents.
·         Penn Injury and Science CenterNew Link: Brings together university, community, and government partners around injury and violence intervention programs with the greatest potential for impact. Promotes and performs quality research, training and translation of scientific discoveries into practice and policy, in order to reduce injuries, violence and their impact to our region, the US, and locations around the world.
·         Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians New Link: The PAFP & PAFP Foundation (PAFP/F) assist family physicians in providing the highest quality care for their patients through education, advocacy and public health initiatives. PAFP represents more than 75 percent of all family physicians in Pennsylvania and is the third largest state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
·         Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation - New Link: Establishes accreditation standards and promotes the advancement of trauma services.   The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation is committed to the reduction of death and disability caused by trauma and the provision of expeditious, quality healthcare that is evidence-based.   
·         Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) New Link: Provides child abuse education to medical professionals (primary care providers, hospital staff, school nurses, EMS) and also distributes prevention materials through the American Academy of Pediatrics, PA Chapter.