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The group’s mission:

"To develop a comprehensive and coordinated injury prevention effort which will guide Pennsylvanians to prevent injuries and violence across the lifespan by empowering state and local partners through the collection and analysis of data and the leveraging of resources for injury prevention programs to recapture lost human potential."


In 2008 the ICPG administered a survey to assess the training needs of injury prevention professionals in Pennsylvania.  According to the Training Needs Assessment, virtually all professionals believe they need additional training - both to enhance their knowledge and skills as well as to remain current in the field.


The ICPG has identified three main injury topics that are a great burden on Pennsylvania's population:

  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Unintentional Falls
  • Unintentional Poisonings

A workgroup was formed around each injury topic, with policy and data workgroup members supplementing each injury group. So far workgroups have produced logic models and action plans for cohesive interventions in their focus area. Detailed information on the workgroups will be added as it becomes available.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team

Through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department was funded to address teen dating violence prevention as a public health priority by convening a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team of state and local partners.  This final report, including recommendations, aims to raise teen dating violence prevention as a public health priority, particularly in the city of Philadelphia.

The recommendations contained in this final report will support collaboration, enhance primary prevention programs, support policy development and effectively utilize data to plan and evaluate prevention efforts. This plan is designed to work in a collaborative fashion with other programs in the commonwealth to promote healthy relationships among persons ages 10 to 19 years old.

Raising Teen Dating Violence as a Public Health Priority