What is TIPRC?
TIPRC is the Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center. We are traffic safety technical assistance and training providers for tribal organizations at a national level.
Who is TIPRC’s audience?
Our primary audience is federally recognized tribes. We provide services for tribal personnel across several disciplines including, but not limited to, public health, community health, law enforcement, transportation, EMS, etc.
How can TIPRC help me?
TIPRC can provide tribes with training and technical assistance in public health, child passenger safety, data collection and management, program evaluation, and more. We can also provide resources and tools to aid in program implementation, awareness/education campaigns, and capacity development. We recognize the value of collaboration in this work, can connect tribes with other tribal, local and federal partners to enhance their programs and build relationships.
How do I request training or technical assistance?
You can request technical assistance or training by filling out the request form.
You may also make a request by directly contacting any of our Tribal Traffic Safety Specialist via email or telephone.
What trainings are offered by TIPRC?
TIPRC currently provides the following training courses: National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Course, CEU Technician Update Course, Level 1 Injury Prevention Training, Level 2 Injury Prevention Training, Safe Native American Passengers, and Hooked on LATCH.
What agencies work with TIPRC?
TIPRC collaboartes with several federal and local agencies including but not limited to Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway Safety Program, Indian Health Service (IHS), Federal Highway Association (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), Centers of Disease Control (CDC), State of Nevada, State of Oklahoma, State of New Mexico, Caltrans, and many more.
Visit our resources page for a complete list.
How is TIPRC different from other technical assistance providers?
TIPRC is different from other providers by being culturally sensitive and community-centered. All of our service providers are members of tribal nations, and have extensive experience in public health and transportation as it relates to Indian Country. Our program is tribally based. We deliver services at tribal request and are tailored to meet tribal needs.
What is Injury Prevention and how does it related to transportation safety?
Injury prevention is a discipline within public health that aims to prevent, ameliorate, treat or reduce injury-related disability or death. Motor vehicle crashes are currently the leading cause of death and for Native Americans ages 1-44. Injury Prevention relates to transportation by working to implement evidence-based strategies to address motor vehicle crashes and reduce death and injuries.
What if my training need isn’t on the list of trainings offered by TIPRC?
TIPRC will attempt to address any training needs requested by a tribe. We can create a curriculum if one does not currently exists to meet tribal needs, or work with tribal, local and federal partners to deliver training to tribes that meet their training request.
What is the cost for TIPRC services?
Services from TIPRC are free of charge to all federally recognized tribes.
I heard that certain traffic safety specialist only work with certain tribes. Who do I contact for my tribe?
Our Tribal Traffic Safety Specialists are loosely assigned to different regions of the country that are broken up by time zone. Currently, Carrie Brown is assigned to PST zone; Jerrod Moore is assigned to MST zone, Tabatha Harris is assigned to CST zone, and EST zone is covered by all three. However, if your tribe already has an existing relationship with a specific provider, feel free to contact them for service.