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TRIBAL INJURY PREVENTION

RESOURCE CENTER

The Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center (TIPRC) provides technical assistance, training, resources and tools for motor vehicle safety to tribes, tribal organizations and programs nationwide. 

OUR LONG TERM 

GOAL

The Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC) is excited to announce the creation of the Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center (TIPRC).

 

This program serves all American Indian/Alaska Native tribal and urban communities across the country. 

 

The TIPRC mission is to provide technical assistance and training to promote the implementation of evidence-based best practices in motor vehicle safety throughout Indian Country with the goal of reducing injuries and fatalities associated with motor vehicle crashes.

KEY PROJECT OBJECTIVES

BEST PRACTICES

Increase the reach and impact of tribal motor vehicle injury prevention best practices and lessons learned by enhancing traffic safety capacity among tribes.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Provide technical assistance (direct and virtual) on a routine basis to tribes and tribal organizations nationwide focused upon proven, evidence-based strategies for motor vehicle safety programs.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & DISSEMINATION

Produce culturally-appropriate small media products to raise awareness of motor vehicle safety and serve as a clearinghouse for dissemination of existing resources and tools to support tribal motor vehicle safety programs.

TRAINING

Offer training (in-person and webinars) on proven countermeasures and evidence-based strategies for motor vehicle injury prevention.

TIPRC TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Assist with CPS Car Seat Check Points (Serve as CPSTs)

Local surveillance of MVC data (injuries, fatalities, CRS use/misuses, and seat belt usage)

Database development and management

Assessment development and implementation

Resources for best practices for Tribal motor vehicle injury prevention and safety

Tribal plan and policy development for motor vehicle safety

Help Tribal Nations identify funding opportunities for Tribal injury prevention programs or projects

Partnership development

Tools and document development to support program operations (Ex: Car Seat Applications or Checkpoint Templates)

TRIBAL INJURY PREVENTION 

TRAININGS

Safe Native American Passengers (SNAP)

Designed after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training, this 4-6 hour course is specific to Native Americans and introduces attendees to the basic concepts of child passenger safety (CPS). 

IHS Introduction to Injury Prevention (Level 1)

This course introduces participants to the core components of the public health approach to preventing injuries among American Indians and
Alaska Natives. Participants work in small teams to address injury issues in fictional Tribal communities. 

IHS Intermediate Injury Prevention (Level 2)

This course reviews the basics of understanding injury data, workgroup building, program planning, evaluation, and marketing. The course will include several hands-on community and computer-based activities. Upon completing the course, those who attend are able to describe the complex causes of injury.

Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor Courses

Experienced CPS technicians who are ready to help others learn how to become technicians should consider working towards becoming a
Certified Instructor. 

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Courses

The CPS Certification Course is usually three to four days long and combines classroom instruction, indoor and outdoor hands-on activities, skills assessments with child safety seats and vehicles, and a community safety seat checkup event. 

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