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Consortium for Injury Research & Community Action

11/1/2013 Indian Health Service (IHS) Injury Prevention Program Recruiting Participants The IHS Injury Prevention Program is recruiting participants for the 2014 Injury Prevention Fellowship training starting in May 2014 (Program Development track).

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09/11/2013 ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out Please join Contemporary Craft for the opening weekend of "ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out".

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07/23/2013 Falling TVs send a child to the ER every 45 minutes A part of the Prevent Childhood Advisory Committee, Dr. Sonika Bhatnagar, CIRCA's Children's Injury Prevention Core Director provides an important resource for decreasing this risk: http://www.preventchildinjury.org/resources-3.aspx.

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Welcome to CIRCA

The Consortium for Injury Research and Community Action (CIRCA) is a university-wide comprehensive Injury Control Research program that provides community based injury prevention, research, training, and service through an extensive collaboration with a broad range of university, state and local organizations. The consortium conducts and promotes injury control research, gathers and disseminates information on injuries, provides training for health professionals, and informs public and community leaders on injury control issues. The unifying theme is a unique focus on social, public policy, environmental change and community participatory-based approaches to injury research and prevention.

Mission

Our mission is to understand how the social and physical environment affects injury risk and how social norms, community-based interventions, public policy and environments can be altered to reduce the occurrence, severity and consequences of injury through development of multi-disciplinary research and educational and training activities.