About the Injury Prevention and Control Program
Mission and Strategies
The mission of the Injury Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) is to reduce the rates of injuries at home, at school, in the community, on the road, and at play, and to improve emergency medical services for children. The program covers unintentional injury. We analyze and use data to inform the development of injury prevention policies and programming. Our work involves providing technical expertise to communities, professional groups, and individuals through trainings and health education; disseminating reports and public information materials, and providing leadership to injury prevention coalitions and advisory groups.
- Strategic Plan for the Prevention of Unintentional Injury, 2012-2106 file size 4MB file size 1MB
Note that intentional injuries are covered by Division of Violence and Injury Prevention .
The Injury Prevention and Control Program is one of the oldest and most comprehensive injury prevention programs located within a state health department. Formerly known as the Statewide Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program (SCIPP), the IPCP was established at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in 1979. The IPCP has a longstanding collaborative relationship with many partners including public and private agencies, product manufacturers, the media, policymakers, health care providers, researchers, educators, law enforcement, fire safety personnel, advocates, survivors, private citizens, and other stakeholders.
IPCP uses data from various statewide data sources to understand the incidence as well as risk and protective factors for injury in Massachusetts. Epidemiologists provide technical expertise in the analysis and interpretation of data, produce data bulletins and reports, and present data findings to audiences around the state.
Injury Prevention and Control Topics
- About Injury Prevention
- Emergency Care for Injured Children
- Falls and Older Adults
- Home Safety for Infants and Young Children
- Infant Safe Sleep and the Prevention of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
- Injury Data Resources
- Injury Prevention for Older Adults
- Opioid Overdose Prevention
- Poison Prevention
- Sports and Recreation
- Sports Related Concussions and Head Injuries
- Transportation Safety
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Water Safety
- Weapon Safety
- Window Falls
- Workplace Safety
- Child Fatality Review
- Emergency Medical Services For Children
- Massachusetts/Rhode Island Regional Center For Poison Control And Prevention
- State CORE Violence and Injury Prevention Program
This program is part of the Division of Violence and Injury Prevention .
To learn more about injury prevention, please contact us.