Within the United States, violence-related and unintentional injuries account for 59% of deaths between those aged 1-44, and the costs associated with fatal and non-fatal injuries across all ages adds up to over 671 billion dollars.1 The Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network (SE & SW IPN) represents a group of 13 states that bear a high burden of injury mortality — with 8 of the 13 SE & SW states ranking in the worst quartile in the nation in terms of injury fatality rates 2
What we are doing
To prevent injury fatality and morbidity, the SE & SW IPN serves as a hub for resource sharing, capacity building, and partnership brokering for injury and violence prevention professionals. The Network is home to both practitioners and researchers across 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Membership is free and open to any injury and violence prevention practitioner and researcher within our region. Our region consists of the following states. Click here to become a member.