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Preventing Injuries in Indiana: Injury Prevention Resource Guide App

The Preventing Injuries in Indiana: Injury Prevention Resource Guide* is available for Android and IOS (Apple) systems.  The app features buttons for 10 common sources of injury, such as distracted driving, sexual assault, prescription overdoses and falls among older adults. Each category includes a description of the scope of the problem in Indiana and the United States, discusses how the problem is being addressed and includes links to resources.

Users can search for specific items and download pdf versions of material included in the app, or they can share data from the app through email and social media. The app includes an email address for the health department’s Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention, which will be updating and expanding the app in the coming months.

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Injury Topics

Alcohol & InjuryChild Maltreatment
Distracted Driving Infant Safe Sleep
Older Adult FallsPrescription Drug/Drug Poisoning Overdose
Sexual ViolenceSuicide Prevention
Trauma & Trauma SystemTraumatic Brain Injury
 A: Glossary of Injury & Violence Terms & Acronyms  D: State, Regional & National Injury Prevention Organizations
 B: IDOH Vital Statistics and Hospital Discharge Data  E: Indiana Injury Prevention Reports & Information
 C: Resources to Find Evidence-Based Programs

Special Emphasis Reports

Child Injury
Drug Overdose Deaths
Older Adult Falls
Traumatic Brain Injury

Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury State Plan - A document that outlines the Indiana State Department of Health’s five-year vision for developing and coordinating efforts to improve the care and resources for TBI patients

Interpersonal Violence Evidence Based Program Repository for Health Care Facilities

Open and Search the Repository

Many cases of interpersonal violence, due to the nature of the traumatic injuries, go through emergency departments and other health care settings. It is therefore important to understand what evidence based programs are available in health care settings to prevent and identify cases of interpersonal violence. The interpersonal violence (IPV) evidence based program repository was developed in order to provide a quick reference tool for health care facilities on evidence based prevention and screening programs and tools that are available locally and nationally. A major aspect of the repository is the listing of evidence based programs with available evaluations in order to provide information for health care facilities on the effectiveness of the programs and how the programs were evaluated. The evaluation information can assist health care sites in determining what programs best fit for their health care facility.

The repository is broken up into eight IPV categories including: child physical abuse, adult sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, homicide, traumatic stress, and elder abuse. The second and third columns of the spreadsheet lists all of the programs related to each of the IPV categories and the affiliated group(s). Each of the programs listed in the repository, if available, has a link to the associated group website which provides information and background about the IPV program. The remaining columns in the repository provide information on whether an evaluation is available and depending on whether the program is a prevention program or a screening tool the associated evaluation or measures are provided in the associated columns ‘Prevention Program Evaluation’ or ‘Identification Screening Tool Measures.’ The identification screening tool usually do have a formal evaluation, but are used frequently in health care settings. The measures provided are from individual studies. Each of the listed evaluations or measures provides a link for the evaluation site of the listed ranking. This allows health care facilities the flexibility to see how IPV programs were evaluated and what studies were used for the evaluation, providing further opportunities in depth in determining what program would be most effective.

Contact Information:
Morgan Sprecher, MPH
INVDRS Epidemiologist, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention

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