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Delaware Injury Prevention Program

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The concept of the injury prevention program was introduced in 2000 with a vision that Delaware's diverse population would be empowered to reduce their risks for injuries by valuing safe choices. The Centers for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention and Control awarded the Office of Emergency Medical Services with a federal grant in 2001. Delaware was one of twenty-eight states participating in the Core States Injury Surveillance and Prevention Program. At present, the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services plays a key role in the advancement of injury prevention in the state. We are committed to actualizing our vision and mission for injury prevention and for serving Delaware's diverse population. We encourage partnerships and collaborative relationships working together through the Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention to achieve a common goal and support our EMS providers in their injury prevention outreach efforts.

The following is a list of teams that make up the Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention.


  1. Dog Bites Team
  2. Drowning and Submersion Injuries Prevention Team
  3. Fall Prevention Team
  4. Fires, Burns, and Smoke Alarms Team
  5. Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention Team
  6. Poison Control Team
  7. Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Team
  8. Violent Injuries - Assaults, Firearms, and Homicide Team

The Strategic Plan for Injury Prevention is available in PDF format or text-only version .

The 2010 DEMSOC (Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council) Report is available in PDF format.

For more information, please contact the program office.

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Last Updated: Wednesday July 20 2011
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