Welcome to the IRC
Injuries have a devastating impact on individuals, families, the healthcare system, and society through premature death and disability, medical costs, and lost productivity. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people age 1 to 44. When combined, there are more deaths from unintentional injuries and violence than all other diseases with the exception of heart disease and cancer. Injury control research centers provide an ideal environment for concerted efforts in research, education, training and outreach to reduce the burden of injury. Read More
Injury and Violence News
Dr. E. Brooke Lerner receives Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award
E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, received the Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award from the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP).
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visits campus
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and members of her staff visited the Injury Research Center on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
Suicide: The fourth-leading cause of American deaths abroad
IRC Director, Dr. Stephen Hargarten, discusses the 4th leading cause of American deaths abroad.
Falls in Home Leading Cause of Injury-Related Deaths in Wisconsin
IRC Assistant Director, Ann Christiansen, comments on the leading cause of injury death in Wisconsin.
Program Targets Underage Drinking
Underage drinking and alcohol abuse are concerns for communities across the U.S. Nowhere is that more evident than in La Crosse County, WI.
IRC Injury Publications
Injury Policy Brief Youth Sports Concussion Legislation: A Review of Concussion Policies in the Great Lakes Region
IRC 10-Year Anniversary Report This recently published report highlights the achievements and contributions made by IRC affiliated faculty, staff and partners to the field of injury prevention and control. The IRC would like to take this opportunity to thank MCW leadership, along with community and academic partners, for their role in supporting its mission during the past 10 years.
Updated Burden of Injury in Wisconsin Report - First released in 2006, this updated 2011 report uses data from the Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH) system.