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Program Initiatives

The Ohio Violence & Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is working toward the development of a comprehensive state-level injury prevention program to help every Ohioan live his or life to its fullest potential by reducing death and disability associated with intentional and unintentional injury.  

To meet this goal, the VIPP developed the following program initiatives around the injury priority areas of child injurydrug overdose and falls among older adults:

Local Injury Prevention Grant Program, through the Center for Disease Control's Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG), the Injury Prevention Program provides more than $600,000 annually to 9 local programs targeting injury priority areas identified above.

Child Passenger Safety, the Ohio Department of Health's child passenger safety (CPS) program, Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB), provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low income families in all Ohio counties.P4Plogo

Prescription for Prevention: Stop the Epidemic, the VIPP has launched a comprehensive education and awareness campaign to combat the epidemic of prescription drug misuse, abuse and overdose.

Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership, a statewide coalition focused on priority injury areas composed of the following action groups:

Injury Surveillance, the VIPP assesses the burden of overall and specific types of injury in Ohio through the examination of multiple data sets including hospital discharge, death, trauma registry, EMS data and risk factor surveillance:  

Last Reviewed 03/02/2017