Agency or Organization

Infrastructure

Injury Focus

Examples of Funding Sources for Injury Activities

Law Enforcement Agencies

State, county, municipal, and other local jurisdictional police or law enforcement agencies

• Enforce laws (e.g., driving under the influence, safety belt and child safety seat laws)

• Provide prevention measures (e.g., sobriety checkpoints, bicycle and motorcycle safety programs)

• State and local taxes

Poison Control Centers

85 centers nationwide

• Provide information about poisonings and appropriate treatment protocols

• Involved in poisoning prevention

• State appropriations

• Municipal funding

• Hospital or university funding

Public Health Departments

• Each state has a state health department

• Over 3,000 local health departments

• Use surveillance data to identify injury problems

• Implement and evaluate injury prevention programs

• Federal block grants: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and PHHS

• State appropriations

 

SOURCES: NRC (1993); Garrison et al. (1997); NACCHO (1998); NFPA (1998).



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