Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

+ Motor Vehicle Injuries: The Prevention Status Reports highlight—for all 50 states and the District of Columbia—the status of four key policies that states can use to reduce motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths:

+ Tribal Road Safety information + WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System): WISQARS is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States. It also allows users to filter out data by race and ethnicity which can be beneficial for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

Effective Strategies Resources: Motor Vehicle Crashes

+ Motor-Vehicle Occupant Injury: Strategies for Increasing Use of Child Safety Seats, Increasing Use of Safety Seats, and Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving – CDC + Recommendations to Reduce Injuries to Motor Vehicle OccupantsAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine + Community Guide to Community Preventive Services + Tribal Transportation Safety: is an online community for practitioners that have a role in reducing injuries and fatalities from transportation incidents. Contents of this site are provided by participating Tribes, Federal and State partners and TTAP Centers. + Countermeasures That Work: 9th Edition - This guide is a basic reference in selecting effective, science-based traffic safety countermeasures for major highway safety.

Local Data Resources

+ Tribal Epidemiology Centers Tribal Epidemiology Centers are Indian Health Service, division funded organizations who serve American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern, managing disease prevention and control programs, responding to public health emergencies, and coordinating these activities with other public health authorities. List of Tribal Epidemiology Centers: + Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (ANEC) ANEC is part of ANTHC’s Division of Community Health Services and one of twelve Tribal Epidemiology Centersestablished by the Indian Health Service. We assist the National IHS Epidemiology Program in improving the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians. We have four core objectives: Data Sharing; Technical Assistance; Disease Prevention; and Surveillance. + Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC) Established in September 2006, AASTEC’s mission is to collaborate with the 27 American Indian Tribes in the Albuquerque Area to provide high quality health research, surveillance and training to improve the quality of life of American Indians. AASTEC’s health priority areas were established in cooperation with our Executive Council and include: Behavioral Health, Healthy Aging, Injury Prevention, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. + California Tribal Epidemiology Center The California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC), housed within the California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (CRIHB), was established in 2005 to assist in collecting and interpreting health information for American Indian Alaska Natives in California. CTEC receives core funding from the Indian Health Service and operates on other grants and contracts to provide a full complement of staff. Our mission is to work directly with tribes and tribal health programs to monitor the health status of Indian people in California, and develop effective public health services that respect cultural values and traditions of our communities. + Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC) The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center serves 34 Tribes, three Service Units and four Urban Indian Health Programs. GLITEC is in its twentieth year of operation, originating in 1996. Program advisement is provided through each state’s Tribal Health Director’s Association. GLITEC staff strives to support Tribal communities in their efforts to improve health by building capacity to collect and use data while advocating on the local, state and national levels to improve data quality. + INTER TRIBAL COUNCIL OF ARIZONA TRIBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER (ITCA TEC) The ITCA TEC’s mission is to build tribally-driven public health and epidemiologic capacity among tribes in the Phoenix and Tucson Indian Health Service Areas by assisting tribes with health surveillance, research, prevention, and program evaluation for planning and policy decision making in order to improve community health and wellness. + NAVAJO EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER (NEC) The Navajo Epidemiology Center (NEC) was established in 2005 to manage Navajo Nation’s public health information systems, investigate diseases and injuries of concern, provide data and reports to help health programs effectively manage programs, respond to public health emergencies, and coordinate these activities with other public health authorities. The NEC’s primary objectives are: data collection, analysis and interpretation; health surveillance; disease control and prevention; and data sharing. + NORTHWEST TRIBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER (NWTEC) The EpiCenter is one of twelve national Centers charged with collecting tribal health status data, evaluating data monitoring and delivery systems, and assisting tribes in identifying local priorities for healthcare delivery and health education. Since 1997, The EpiCenter has administered a number of successful health research and surveillance projects serving the Northwest Tribes. The EpiCenter serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. + OKLAHOMA AREA TRIBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER (OKTEC) Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center (OKTEC) is a division of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB). The SPTHB is a non-profit foundation that was established in 1972 to provide service to all Tribes in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Within this area, we serve 43 federally recognized Tribes, 38 in Oklahoma, 4 in Kansas, and 1 in Texas. In 2004 the SPTHB was awarded with funds from the Indian Health Service which created the OKTEC. Since it’s beginning, OKTEC has been offering many services, knowledge, expertise, guidance, and advocacy within the region and nationally. To better accomplish these tasks, OKTEC has developed and nurtured partnerships both regionally and nationally. + ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRIBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER (RMTEC) The Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center empowers American Indian Nations and urban Indian populations by building community-driven public health and epidemiological capacity through outreach and creative partnerships. Our Vision: Healthy Tribal communities that are sustained through lasting collaborative partnerships. + UNITED SOUTH AND EASTERN TRIBES, INC. (USET) TRIBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER (TEC) The United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC) was established in 1996 by Congress through the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. The USET TEC serves 26 federally recognized Tribal Nations in twelve states from Maine to Florida to Texas. The USET TEC is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, to improving the capabilities of Tribal health departments, assisting the USET member Tribal Nations in dealing effectively with public health issues, and in serving the broad health needs of AI/AN citizens. + URBAN INDIAN HEALTH INSTITUTE (UIHI) The UIHI assists Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs), which are private, non-profit, corporations that serve AI/AN people in select cities with a range of health and social services, from outreach and referral to full ambulatory care. UIHOs are a network of 33 independent health agencies funded in part under Subtitle IV of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (formerly Title V) and receive limited grants and contracts from the federal Indian Health Service (IHS). UIHOs are located in 19 states supporting individuals in approximately 100 U.S. counties, in which over 1.2 million AI/ANs reside, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. UIHOs provide traditional health care services, cultural activities and a culturally-appropriate place for urban AI/ANs to receive health care. UIHI staff work on multiple, ongoing research projects to benefit urban American Indian/Alaska Natives.

Indian Health Services (IHS)

+ IHS Injury Prevention * See your local IHS Injury Prevention staff for local data sources. + IHS Short Injury Prevention Courses

  • Introduction to Injury Prevention (Level 1)
  • Intermediate Injury Prevention (Level 2)
  • Injury Surveillance (Coming soon)
+ Injury Prevention Fellowship
  • Program Development Track
  • Epidemiology Track
+ Specialty Courses
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Epi Info
  • Playground Safety
  • Injury Surveillance
*See your local IHS Injury Prevention staff for training opportunities.

Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

+ Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Innovative Program Delivery’s Center for Local Aid Support recently established a national Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) as a one-stop transportation resource for tribal communities across the country. The TTAP Center provides comprehensive transportation training and technical assistance to tribal communities, building skills and expertise to ensure the safety and maintenance of tribal roads and the continuous professional development of tribal transportation workforces.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Trough enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments, NHTSA reduces deaths, injuries and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes. Read more.

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)

The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities. The RHIhub is your guide to improving health for rural residents—we provide access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.

Training Resources

+ Tribal Technical Assistance Program + Safe Kids (CPST) + OK Child Injury Prevention Program (OKC Fire Department)

+ Safe States Training Center

Bureau of Indian Affairs

+ Division of Highway Safety Mission Statement of the BIA Indian Highway Safety Program: “To reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes in Indian Country by supporting Education, Enforcement, and Engineering, as well as Safe Tribal Community Programs.”

Social Marketing Infographics

Hello Safety Champions!

The TIPRC team created some safety resources for injury prevention practitioners to use in their social marketing and community outreach efforts. Please feel free to download and share the infographics on social media or download for print use. Feel free to share our info-graphics on social media by using the following hashtags: #TIPRC #Rememberthisistheway #TribalCPST #TribalIP #babyyodaknowstheway

Also follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we begin our safety campaigns and sharing safety tips for motor vehicle traffic safety. Monthly, we will share a safety campaign or activity that allows you the opportunity to win some TIPRC swag by participating in the fun activities! The instructions will be posted on the social media post. Remember to follow us and give us some likes!

Facebook: Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center

Instagram: @thetiprc + COVID-19 and CRS Safety: During these unfortunate times we want to help injury prevention practitioners to continue to help educate caregivers to carefully clean their child restraint systems (car seats or booster seats) according to their manufacture’s instruction manual. We have created an info-graphic that illustrates best practices for cleaning CRS(s). + CPST Re-certification - Here at TIPRC we have had some fun using baby Yoda as a mascot to help promote CRS use! So be sure to check out our CPST Re-certification info-graphic as it features baby Yoda.

Heatstroke Awareness Resources

In 2019, more than 50 children died of heatstroke because they were left or became trapped in a hot vehicle. It’s important for everyone to understand that children are more vulnerable to heatstroke and that all hot vehicle deaths are preventable. –Safe Kids Worldwide 202 CLICK PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD

Safe Kids Worldwide,, Jan Null ( and the National Safety Council have come together with several partners to help eliminate these preventable tragedies, and Safe Kids Worldwide is asking you to join us! How you can help is to sign up to receive a free monthly newsletter that will include sample social media posts, resources, and personal stories – in short, tools you can use to help inform others and ensure that no family has to endure the loss of a child to heatstroke in hot vehicles.

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Remember… Park… Look…Lock… #heatstrokeprevention