The Injury Prevention Committee is a multidisciplinary group of health care providers working to prevent injuries and violence throughout the Americas through the development and implementation of programs appropriate for the needs and resources of each country.
To be a leader in preventing and reducing injuries and violence throughout the Americas
Characterize injury as a public health problem
Detail the impact of injury
Identify control strategies
Highlight the key elements of effective programs
Address obstacles and catalogue resources
Identify provider’s role in prevention
Center for Disease Control (CDC) For more than 20 years, CDC’s Injury Center has helped protect people from violence and injury. We are the nation’s leading authority on violence and injury prevention. We research the best ways to prevent violence and injuries, using science to create real-world solutions to keep people safe, healthy, and productive.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system. MORE