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    American Trauma Society

    For over 45 years, ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and the victims of trauma and their families throughout the United States. The mission of ATS is the elimination of needless death and disability from injury.

    CDC Injury Prevention and Control

    For more than 20 years, CDC’s Injury Center has helped protect people from violence and injury and is currently the nation’s leading authority on violence and injury prevention. The CDC’s Injury Center research the best ways to prevent violence and injuries, using science to create real-world solutions to keep people safe, healthy, and productive.

    Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

    A non-profit organization structured to furnish leadership and foster advances in the care of injured patients. EAST affords a forum for the exchange of knowledge pertaining to the care and rehabilitation of the injured patient. The organization also stimulates investigation and teaching in methods of treating and preventing injury from all causes.

    Injury Free Coalition

    Comprised of hospital-based, community-oriented programs, the Injury Free Coalition For Kids focus on efforts based in research, education, and advocacy. Currently, the coalition includes 42 sites located in 40 cities, each housed in the trauma centers of their participating institutions.  All of the sites are independent, physician-led programs driven by the Coalition’s mission: preventing injury to children.

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. Their primary objective is to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.

    National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs

    The NNHVIP brings together the best and the most exciting programs to share knowledge, develop best practices, collaborate on research, affect policy change, and more. The Network’s purpose is to strengthen existing programs and help develop similar programs in communities across the country.

    Safe Kids

    A global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 23 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.

    Safe States Alliance

    The Safe States Alliance is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and professional association whose mission is to strengthen the practice of injury and violence prevention.Our vision is to be the recognized leader and driving force in understanding and preventing injuries and violence.

    Society of Trauma Nurses

    The STN is a professional nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure optimal trauma care to all people locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Their mission is achieved by focusing on trauma nurse initiatives related to prevention, education, and collaboration with other health care disciplines

    Standards and Indicators for Model Level I and II Trauma Center Injury and Violence Prevention Programs

    The Standards and Indicators for Model Level I and II Trauma Center Injury and Violence Prevention Programs is the first to outline the five, consensus-based core components of a model injury and violence prevention (IVP) within Level I and II trauma centers. Each core component is accompanied by a set of voluntary standards and indicators to guide the design and implementation of a model IVP program.

    Think First

    The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation’s evidence based programs help people learn to reduce their risk for injury. Educational programs are aimed at helping people – especially those at high risk for injury. The ThinkFirst Foundation provides onsite or online chapter training to hospitals and health-related facilities.

    Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (CDC)

    WISQARS is an interactive online database system that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.     

    Western Trauma Association

    The Western Trauma Association is committed to the improvement of trauma care through research, education, sharing of clinical experiences, and the development of physicians of all specialties who are involved in the care of trauma patients.