The Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network (SE&SW IPN) is made up of 13 state injury and violence prevention programs, university-based injury research centers, national injury prevention resource centers, and hospital-based injury prevention centers. The network offers facilitated activities to its members and the wider injury prevention community including webinars and in-person trainings focusing on increasing knowledge around a variety of injury and violence prevention topics, expanding leadership skills, and establishing and strengthening professional network connections to promote peer-to-peer learning that can enhance the practice of injury and violence prevention at the state level. Additionally, the SE&SW IPN holds an in-person annual meeting.
Member Organizations: Emory University Center for Injury Control, the Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center, the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center, the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, and the Children’s Safety Network.
Membership is open to injury and violence prevention professionals working in any of the 13 member states.
Leadership: 2018/19 leadership consists of Jane Herwehe from the Louisiana Department of Health, Chinyere Nwamuo of the Injury Prevention Program within the Georgia Department of Public Health, Sharon Nieb of the Emory University Center for Injury Control, and Amy Bailey of the Texas Department of Health. Jennifer Woody from North Carolina’s Division of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch serves as the coordinator of the network, and Ingrid Bou-Saada of North Carolina’s Division of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch serves as the Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program liaison to the network.
To be added to the mailing list or for more information please contact: Jennifer Woody, NC Division of Public Health, email@example.com.
Each year the SE&SW Injury Prevention Network holds an in-person meeting to highlight the work of our host state, provide learning opportunities about injury prevention practice, and of course build the relationships that are key to our network’s success. Click here to see a slide show that captures the past few meetings.
Nashville Meeting 2018
The 2018 SE&SW IPN held their annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The meeting’s theme was practice and policy approaches to maternal and child health in injury prevention with a specific focus on neonatal abstinence and safe sleep.
Oklahoma Meeting 2017
The 2017 SE&SW IPN annual meeting was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The theme of the meeting was evaluation, with a focus on getting back to basics and demystifying the process. Presentations included translation of research to practice; evaluation of Oklahoma’s naloxone distribution program; building an injury prevention program; and exploring the idea of a systems approach to injury prevention.
Louisville Meeting 2016
The 2016 SE&SW IPN annual meeting took place in Louisville, Kentucky. It was held in conjunction with the Kentucky Governor’s Safety and Health Conference, giving us an opportunity to learn more about partners and projects within Kentucky. Highlights of the meeting included presentations about the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, Safe Communities, and the Office of Highway Safety. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, presented to the network, as well as the larger conference. The topic of his presentation was Advanced Vehicle Technologies, or “self driving cars,” providing new information and ideas for preventing injuries.