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Indiana Injury Prevention Advisory Council

Mission: The mission of the Injury Prevention Advisory Council (IPAC) is to reduce the number and severity of preventable injuries in Indiana through leadership and advocacy.

Goal: Through improved collection and dissemination of data and coordination of injury prevention and control efforts, the Indiana State Department of Health will reduce injury-related morbidity and mortality in Indiana.

Vision: Working together to create a safe and injury free Indiana.

Indiana Injury Prevention Advisory Council Terms of Reference

Working Premises of the Council

Injuries are the leading cause of death for Hoosiers 1 to 44 years of age; the third leading cause of death for Hoosier 45-54; the fourth leading cause of death for those 55-64; and in the top ten causes of death for Hoosiers 65 and older. Indiana is consistently in the top five states for unintentional suffocation deaths for infants less than one year of age. As such, the prevention of such injuries (and subsequent cost savings) should be a priority for the State of Indiana. Injuries are a public health issue, and as such, should be framed within the Public Health Model using guidelines developed by national/international public health organizations.
  • Injury prevention activities need to be scientifically, evidence-based whenever possible using national guidelines/evidence if available.
  • Evaluation is an essential component of injury prevention to ensure that the intervention is effective.
  • Intentional and unintentional injuries will be included, excluding hospital patient safety issues.
  • The work needs to be rewarding and useful at the individual, organizational, and state level.
  • The group needs to be representative of injuries that encompass all ages, state geographic locations (rural and urban), and ethnicities/cultures/races/religions.
  • Our vision for the future of injury prevention in Indiana must begin with a framework that will ensure that professionals are properly trained with the skills and knowledge necessary to reduce the burden of injury. A curriculum for injury prevention, i.e. core competencies, is necessary for injury prevention professionals to excel and strengthen the field as a whole.

The Injury Prevention Advisory Council is expanding its membership to include more stakeholders from across the state. Interested partners will receive email updates about news and research in injury prevention throughout the year to stay up to date. If you are interested in becoming a member of IPAC or would like to receive more information about IPAC, please contact Andzelika Rzucidlo at ARzucidlo@isdh.IN.gov.


Upcoming IPAC Meetings


 Date  Meeting Location  Room Time
  • Meeting 6 2019

Indiana State Department of Health,

2 North Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

Rice Auditorium (basement of ISDH) 10 AM-12 PM


Previous IPAC Meetings


Meeting Date Agenda  Presentations and Handouts Meeting Notes & Minutes
9/20/2019 Agenda IPAC Presentation Notes
5/17/2019 Agenda IPAC Presentation  
3/15/2019 Agenda IPAC Presentation Notes
1/18/2019 Agenda IPAC Presentation  
9/21/2018 Agenda

IPAC Presentation

Links to Resources

7/20/2018 Agenda IPAC Presentation  
5/18/2018 Agenda

IPAC Presentation

1/19/2018 Agenda

IPAC Presentation

Indiana Areas on Aging Map

CICOA Seniors and Balance 

Links to Resources from Presentation

Video Conferencing Web Address: http://videocenter.isdh.in.gov/videos/

9/15/2017 Agenda ISDH Presentation Notes
7/21/2017 Agenda

ISDH Presentation

2017 Labor of Love Exhibitor Form

Stats Explorer One Page Guide

2017 Indiana Suicide Report


5/15/2017 Save the Date    
3/17/2017 Agenda

ISDH Presentation

PTSD Presentation

ATV Safety Collaboration

Handout on Resource Guide

2017 IPAC Conference Save the Date

2017 IPAC Poster Guidelines

11/18/2016 Agenda

ISDH Presentation

SUID and Infant Mortality

Safe Sleep

SUIDI and DOSE Training

MCH MOMS Helpline

Vanderburgh Co HD Injury Prevention Program 

9/16/2016 Agenda

ISDH Presentation

2016 Older Adult SER

2016 TBI SER

2016 PDO SER

2016 ISDH Fact Sheet

WSB Flier


7/26/2016 Joint Meeting Agenda

IPAC Presentation slides

INVDRS Update slides


IPAC Agenda

Joint Meeting Agenda

IPAC Presentation slides

Eskenazi Health slides

Pop on Violence slides


3rd Annual IPAC Conference:
Making Connections: Community, Programs, and Progress

The third annual IPAC conference was held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

2017 Conference Presentations

The 2nd Annual Injury Prevention Advisory Council (IPAC) Conference was held on May 19, 2016 at the Rapp Family Conference Center at Eskenazi Health. The Conference was organized by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Indiana Injury Prevention Advisory Council and focused on educating injury prevention coordinators, first responders, and others about evidence-based prevention programs and best practices.  The Conference featured a presentation from Angela Marr, MPH Branch Chief for the Practice Integration and Evaluation Branch, Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and a presentation from Dr. Donald Teater, Medical Advisory for the National Safety Council on The illusion of opioid pain medications: Why do we love these pills?

2016 Conference Presentations

Contact Information:
Andzelika Rzucidlo
Injury Prevention Epidemiologist, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention
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Page last updated 9/20/2019