The Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network (SE&SW IPN) is made up of 13 state injury and violence prevention programs, university-based injury research centers, national injury prevention resource centers, and hospital-based injury prevention centers.


  • Forge partnerships among injury and violence prevention (IVP) professionals
  • Offer professional development opportunities to IVP professionals
  • Build member state capacity to develop strong and effective IVP programs
  • Promote opportunities for networking, support, and education available from the CDC, Children’s Safety Network, Safe States Alliance, Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, and other appropriate sources.

Member statesAlabamaArkansasFloridaGeorgiaKentucky, Louisiana, MississippiNew MexicoNorth CarolinaOklahomaSouth Carolina,Tennessee, and Texas.

Member OrganizationsEmory University Center for Injury Control, the Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center, the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center, the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, and the Children’s Safety Network.

Membership is open to injury and violence prevention professionals working in any of the 13 member states.

Leadership: 2016/17 leadership consists of Claire Nguyen from the Oklahoma Injury Prevention Service, Terry Love from the Tennessee Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Jane Herwehe from the Louisiana Department of Health, and Elizabeth Head of the Injury Prevention Program within the Georgia Department of Public Health. Jennifer Woody from North Carolina’s Division of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch serves as the coordinator of the network.


The network offers facilitated activities to its members and the wider injury prevention community. In 2014/15, the network invites individuals to participate in Collaborative Learning Teams and/or the Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP).

Action Learning Teams work together in a facilitated process to analyze problems that occur in the workplace and work towards thoughtful solutions. The teams are designed to identify and assess assumptions and look at problems from different viewpoints. The teams are advised by Shakilya Smith, PhD.

The Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) increases capacity to use health policy as a tool to prevent injuries and violence. This project involves learning through peer-to-peer networking, analysis of injury prevention policies, and technical assistance from Dr. Carolyn Crump and her team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health and the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center.


The S2SW Network also offers learning opportunities via webinar. Archives of these presentations are available here.

To be added to the mailing list or for more information please contact: Jennifer Woody, NC Division of Public Health,