Injury Control Research Centers Notice of Awards
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is pleased to announce the award of seven Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs).
Three are newly supported ICRCs:
Four are current ICRC grantees that successfully recompeted:
- University of Iowa
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- West Virginia University
- Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Each ICRC will be funded for five years, based on the availability of funds.
The purpose of the ICRC program is to develop Centers that conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence, and related disabilities. In addition, the Centers provide professional training and serve as resource centers for the public.
An Injury Control Research Center is not just a collection of research projects. It is a multidisciplinary/
interdisciplinary organization that addresses training and research in a cross-cutting and integrated manner to impact the field of injury and violence prevention. Centers strive to strengthen the injury and/or violence prevention infrastructure by integrating resources at the local, state, and national levels. Center’s activities focus on high CDC priority topics and issues as well as problems of injury and/or violence prevention unique to the Center’s geographic region. Centers’ activities also focus on translating research into practice.
“ICRCs serve a critical role in building the evidence base for injury and violence prevention, in educating the next generation of injury and violence prevention professionals, and in working with practice partners to ensure that interventions to prevent injuries and violence are grounded in science,” said Dr. Linda Degutis, Director of NCIPC.
NCIPC is committed to working with partners to translate science into action in order to reduce injuries, violence, and their consequences. NCIPC provides leadership in identifying priorities for research and practice, promoting evidence-based interventions, and evaluating effectiveness of injury and violence prevention. NCIPC’s vision is to put injury and violence prevention on the map as the premier public health achievement of this decade. Its mission is to prevent injuries and violence and reduce their consequences so that people can live to their fullest potential.For more information about CDC's injury and violence prevention work, go to www.cdc.gov/injury.
Injury: The Leading Cause of Death Among Persons 1-44In 2007 in the United States, injuries, including all causes of unintentional and violence-related injuries combined, accounted for 51% of all deaths among persons ages 1-44 years of age – that is more deaths than non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases combined.
- More than 180,000 deaths from injury each year — 1 person every 3 minutes1
- Leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 in the US1
- More than 2.8 million people hospitalized with injury each year2
- More than 29 million people treated in Emergency Department for injury each year1
- More than $406 billion annually in medical costs and lost productivity3
- NCIPC: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars.
- NCHS. National hospital discharge survey: 2007 summary. National health statistics reports, no. 29. Atlanta, GA; 2010.
- Finkelstein EA, Corso PS, Miller TR, Associates. Incidence and economic burden of injuries in the United States. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006.