health and conducts research. Relevant activities include integrating injury prevention into the health sciences curriculum and conducting research on road injury risks to department personnel.

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Secretary, Office of Global Health Affairs, International Health Office for the Americas

Provides leadership and coordination for department programs with other countries. Facilitates sharing information and connecting people with expertise and resources.

National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center, Trauma and Injury Research Training Program

Addresses global health challenges through collaborative research and training grants that fund U.S. institutions to work with developing countries to build capacity for research and address health problems in the country. Professionals from developing countries receive advanced education to prepare them to conduct research in their home countries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

Averting or reducing health threats from abroad to U.S. citizens is part of the mandate of DHHS and CDC. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control partners with other federal agencies; international, national, state, and local organizations; state and local health departments; and research institutions to reduce injuries and associated costs outside the workplace. The emphasis is on data collection and monitoring of trends in all injury-related mortality and morbidity and on injury prevention strategies. Road traffic injuries are included within the broad area of injury prevention. Relevant current activities include technical assistance to other countries’ ministries of health to develop the capacity for collection of injury data and training and technical assistance to researchers and technical workers from other countries.

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