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The American Public Health Association - Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section, formed in 1972, addresses violence, unintentional injuries, and all types of emergency public health for persons of all ages.

The Center for Injury Prevention Policy & Practice was formed in 1986 and serves as a resource center on child, adolescent, and older adult injury prevention strategies.

The Children's Safety Network Injury Data Technical Assistance Center provides technical assistance to regional, state and local government agencies with the use and interpretation of data to improve injury prevention activities. is a Web site for those working to improve the quality of information about the circumstances of injuries and the use of that information to improve prevention effectiveness.

The International Traffic Medicine Association was founded in 1960 as the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine. The ITMA works to promote and develop the study of traffic medicine in all transport modes.

Many of the U.S. states have joined together within their health regions to form Injury Prevention Networks.  News and information are posted to their Web sites.

The National Injury Information Telephone Seminars site provides provides the schedule of teleconferences on injury prevention. These teleconferences are supported by the Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice and the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association. Sessions are held in January, March, May, July, and November. is the Web site of the Injury Prevention Resource Library at San Diego State University School of Public Health. was created to present in simple and straightforward terms policies that are known to be effective in the prevention of injuries.

The State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association (STIPDA) was formed in 1992.  Its mission is to promote, sustain, and enhance the ability of state and territorial public health departments to reduce death and disability associated with injuries. & are mirror sites that suport walking as a viable transportation mode.

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