VIOLENCE AND INJURY PREVENTION
In August 2012, the PA DOH received a five-year grant from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent and control
injuries and injury-related deaths in Pennsylvania. These CDC funds are
intended to assist the PA DOH to assess the social and economic burden of
injuries in Pennsylvania; assemble a statewide Injury and Violence Prevention
Network (IVPN); prepare an annual injury data report; and develop comprehensive
injury prevention and control plan for Pennsylvania.
The Violence and Injury Prevention Program aims to prevent
death and disability from intentional and unintentional injury by
assessing the incidence of injury and developing programs that reduce risk of
injury. Services are provided through a contracting process with various granteesfrom across
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
PA Department of Health
Room1008 H&W Bldg.
625 Forster St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701