Wisconsin Injury Prevention Coalitions
1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
Project Start Date: 3/15/2005
Project End Date: 6/30/2008
Award Amount: $450,000
Project Goal Statement: This project aims to reduce the burden of intentional and unintentional injuries in Wisconsin by supporting the development of community-based injury prevention coalitions across Wisconsin. These public-private community-based coalitions will bring together professionals and interested citizens with a vested interest in reducing injuries. Together, they will identify, prioritize, and intervene to change areas of injury that have the most impact on their communities. This program is unique to Wisconsin and has the potential to be a model for other state and local partnerships by providing resources, guidance and leadership to coalitions in their injury prevention planning and evaluation. This project is also unique in that it brings together both medical schools and the state health department to form a partnership whose mission is to work collaboratively with the county health departments and other community-based organizations to prevent injuries in Wisconsin.