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

 

An image with a clock and a group of people in the background and text in front that reads Every 3 minutes, 1 person dies from an injury in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Become a Member

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.