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General Injury Resources (both unintentional and intentional injury)

  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine – January/February 2010, Volume 4, No. 1
    This American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Themed Issue: Lifestyle Medicine and Injury Prevention features several articles on injury prevention including: older adult fall prevention, vitamin D and injury prevention, prevention of unintentional injury, injury prevention in sports, child injury, home injuries, traffic injuries, and human factors in injury control.
  • CDC Healthy Youth!
    This site provides a wide array of fact sheets relating to school health, violence prevention, unintentional injury prevention, and suicide prevention.
  • Children's Safety Network (CSN)
    Geared primarily toward maternal and child health professionals, this site includes various resources, state profiles and publications on injury and violence prevention among children and adolescents. Information can help develop, implement, and evaluate injury programs.
  • Health and Human Development Programs
    Health and Human Development Programs (HHD) was founded by the Education Development Center. The HHD conducts social science research and evaluation which is accessible through their website.
  • Injury Control Resource Information Network
    The ICRIN site provides a comprehensive list of injury resources on the internet, including data and statistics, publications, conferences and meetings, recent research, coalitions, and other resources.
  • The Injury Free Coalition for Kids
    Based on the Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program (HHIPP) model the coalition website provides resources, news alerts, event updates, links, a speaker's bureau, and safety tips to help build safe communities for children and families.
  • Injury Prevention Web
    This site provides injury data for every US state, suggested references and resources, links to government and non-profit injury prevention sites worldwide and links to online publications.
  • International Society for Violence and Injury Prevention:
    The International Society for Violence and Injury Prevention aims to prevent violence and injury through increased global awareness of the consequences of violence and injury, promotion of preventive measures, and the implementation of public policy.
  • National Injury Prevention Foundation
    ThinkFirst is a campaign that encourages all health care professionals to get involved by providing tools and support to spread the prevention message to communities, especially youth in their communities. The website includes facts and prevention tips, as well as information about the campaign.
  • National Organizations for Youth Safety
    The National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a coalition make up of national organizations and federal agencies that serve youth and focus on youth safety and health. The NOYS website includes information about their membership and research and resources about youth safety issues.
  • National Resource Center for Safe Aging
    Geared for public health professionals, this site provides a general and a regional resource database, best practices, upcoming related events, and a listserv.
  • The Prevention Institute
    Through community participation and promotion, the Prevention Institute supports primary prevention strategies. Tools, publications, and projects are provided on this website highlighting their prevention approaches to various health issues, including unintentional injury and violence.
  • Safety Lit
    This site provides weekly updates on the latest published injury research and literature- chosen from thousands of journals and from a variety of disciplines. Subscription is free.
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Designed to help American families reduce their risk of injury or death from consumer products, this web site lists consumer products that are unsafe or have been recalled, provides safety tips, and posts a section just for kids.

Unintentional Injury Resources

  • AAA Child Passenger Safety
    AAA's child passenger safety website provides a safety seat installation guide, state laws, educational resources, and links to fitting stations and public health tools.
  • AAA DUI Justice Link
    This online resource provides criminal justice professionals with easily accessible, impartial information on a wide range of impaired-driving issues related to the detection, prosecution and adjudication of drunken drivers.
  • AAA Seniors gives seniors and their families the tools necessary to create an action plan to help manage the inevitable consequences of aging, and to help seniors drive for as long as safely possible - and remain mobile thereafter.
  • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
    Advocates helps to build coalitions to increase public policy initiatives for safer roads. This website gives federal and state information on safe roads and allows crash survivors to share their stories.
  • CDC on Child Passenger Safety
    This year’s (2009) National Child Passenger Safety week is September 12 – 19. The CDC has this page dedicated to protecting child passengers by offering parents guidelines and other resources such as podcasts to maximize their child’s safety while riding in a motor vehicle.
  • Foundation For Aquatic Injury Prevention:
    The Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention provides educational resources in order to reduce the number of diving injuries, drownings and near drowning injuries, and other aquatic accidents.
  • Home Safety Council
    This site focuses on preventing home-related injuries and provides a resource center, safety guides, examples of programs, and the State of Home Safety Report.
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
    Supported by auto insurers, this group provides publications, educational videos, safety facts by topic, vehicle ratings, news releases, and other information about vehicle safety. Much of the research is conducted in their Vehicle Research Center.
  • Make Roads Safe
    Make Roads Safe is an international campaign for Road Safety initiatives. Find out the latest global road safety issues and ways to take action.
  • National Council on Aging
    A non-profit advocacy organization that serves to improve the lives of older Americans. They act as a national voice for older adults, bring together organizations and businesses to develop solutions, and work with thousands of other organizations to help seniors live independently, find jobs, improve their health and remain active in their communities.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    This comprehensive site on motor vehicle safety provides information on vehicle safety, crash test results, recall lists, technical bulletins, public information, and educational materials.
  • National Program for Playground Safety
    Established through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as a public resource for the latest information on playground safety and injury prevention, the NPPS site includes playground injury data and information about publications and upcoming events.
  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    This site has information on injury topics relevant to children including bicycle safety, water safety, playground safety, child passenger safety, and more. There are also publications, product recall announcements, child safety laws by state, and information for becoming a certified child passenger safety seat technician.
  • National Safety Council
    This site addresses all aspects of safety in the environment, at the workplace, in the community, and at home. Resources include fact sheets and helpful tips, campaign materials, upcoming conferences, and useful links.
  • Risk Watch (NFPA)
    A website that emphasizes the importance of making time to prevent unintentional injuries which is primarily targeted at children but also includes information for parents, teachers, advocates, and kids about motor vehicle safety, fire and burn prevention, choking, firearms injury, bike and pedestrian safety, and water safety.
  • The Injury Prevention Program (TIPP):
    A program of the American Academy of Pediatrics: This American Academy of Pediatrics webpage provides age-appropriate safety guidelines for children, in order to avoid unintentional injury.

Violence and Intentional Injury Resources

  • ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids
    The ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids program is a national research-based initiative designed to educate communities and families to create safe, healthy environments that protect children and youth from violence.
  • American Association of Suicidology:
    The American Association of Suicidology aims to understand and prevent suicide. This webpage provides statistics and research, information on education and training, and resources for those who are thinking about suicide, suicide loss survivors, and suicide attempt survivors.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
  • American Psychological Association: bullying
    The APA provides links to psychologists, press releases, fact sheets, and internal and external resources on bullying. Several affiliated organizations that address bullying are also listed here.
  • Child Maltreatment: Links to Additional Information
    This CDC website provides an extensive list of links to organizations and associations, such as All Kids Count, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Prevent Child Abuse America, that are all working to prevent child maltreatment.
  • ChildCDC TV "Health Matters": Health Begins at Home
    In the CDC TV "Health Matters" series, a new video entitled "Health Begins at Home" was created with a focus on how household risks and dangers can be addressed and reduced to create a healthy, safe environment.
  • Evaluation for Improvement: A Seven-Step Empowerment Evaluation Approach:
    This CDC manual is designed to help violence prevention organizations hire an empowerment evaluator who will assist them in building their evaluation capacity through a learn-by-doing process of evaluating their own strategies. The manual discusses seven steps organizations may take to hire an empowerment evaluator.
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund:
    The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to end violence against women and children around the world. The FVPF has several programs, including those for children and families, immigrant women, and teens.
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Links to Additional Information
    This CDC website provides an extensive list of links to organizations and associations, such as Battered Women's Justice Project, National Center for Victims of Crime, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence, which are all working to prevent intimate partner violence.
  • National School Safety Center (NSSC)
    In order to provide a safe, secure, and effective learning school environment, information, resources, consultation and training services are provided by NSSC.
  • National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP):
    NSSP provides a framework for action to prevent suicide and guides development of suicide prevention services and programs. This website provides suicide prevention resources including suicide facts and a national strategy for suicide prevention.
  • Sexual Violence: Links to Additional Information
    This CDC webpage provides an extensive list of links to organizations and associations, such as Communities Against Violence Network, Men Can Stop Rape, and the National Center on Elder Abuse, which are all working to prevent sexual violence.
  • Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
    STRYVE is a national initiative to prevent youth violence before it starts among young people ages 10 to 24. A cornerstone of this public health initiative is the STRYVE Web site,, an online, interactive youth violence prevention resource center. Designed to help your community prevent youth violence before it starts, the site offers an up-to-date set of tools to plan, carry out, and evaluate sustainable youth violence prevention strategies that are based upon the best available evidence.
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions
    Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a peer to peer organization that has over 10,000 SADD Chapters nation wide. The website offers campaigns that may be downloaded on-line and statistics about issues that face teens.
  • Students Against Violence Everywhere
    This organization gives tools to ensure that students learn crime prevention and conflict management skills and the virtues of good citizenship, civility, and nonviolence.
  • Stop Bullying Now
    Stop Bullying Now is an interactive resource for kids designed by HRSA (Heath Resources and Services America) which includes games, information, prevention, and tips.
  • Suicide: Links to Additional Information
    This CDC webpage provides an extensive list of links to organizations and associations, such as Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the Suicide Prevention Network, and the National Center for Suicide Prevention Training, which are all working to prevent suicide.
  • Youth Violence: Links to Additional Information
    This CDC webpage provides an extensive list of links to organizations and associations, such as Adults and Children Together (ACT)-Against Violence, the National Alliance for Safe Schools, and the Center for Prevention of School Violence, which are all working to prevent youth violence.

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