The UI IPRC is well known for its outreach activities and community collaborations. The Center has been instrumental in promoting injury control activities in Region 7 through the Midwest Injury Prevention Consortium, an interdisciplinary group of agencies and organizations that promote and advocate injury prevention. IPRC Deputy Director John Lundell, who manages the outreach program, is active in numerous local, regional, and national injury control activities. Please contact him if you have a technical assistance need or question.
Costs of Sexual Violence in Iowa (2009): Final Report to the Iowa Department of Public Health
Sexual violence is a serious and costly public health problem that affects individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole.
Burden of Injury in Iowa Reports
These new reports will be a valuable resource for injury control professionals and advocates across the state. Included are tables and charts describing the types and rates of injuries statewide (Statewide Report). Also included is county-level information on each of Iowa’s 99 counties (County Reports).
Iowa Trauma System Ten Year Report
The Iowa Trauma System has been in operation for ten years. The passing of this milestone is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past decade and review the trends in trauma injury and treatment to determine upcoming challenges. The continuing goal of the trauma system is to provide timely, specialized care by matching trauma patient needs to appropriate resources, from the time of injury through rehabilitation. (View report)
Fall Injury Report (2002-2009 Iowa State Trauma Registry Data)
A retrospective analysis of the Iowa State Trauma Registry (STR), a systematic, prospective, comprehensive statewide trauma dataset. The Iowa Trauma system designates all acute care hospitals as Level I through Level IV (n=117). (View report)
Iowa Department of Transportation Traffic Crash Profiles
The Iowa DOT provides county level motor vehicle crash information and links to numerous other DOT data resources. (Iowa DOT County Traffic Crash Profiles)
Since 1985, Iowa law has required all young children riding in motor vehicles to be properly protected through the use of child seats, booster seats, and/or seat belts. Iowa’s current child passenger safety law requires that:
- Children must ride in an appropriate rear-facing child safety seat until one year of age and at least 20 pounds.
- Children must ride in a child safety seat or a booster seat through the age of 5 years.
- Children ages 6 through 17 must ride in a booster seat and/or seat belt.
In order to measure compliance with the law and to direct educational efforts, observational child passenger restraint surveys are conducted annually by the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center. The annual reports can be found at:
- Summer, 2012 Survey
- Summer, 2011 Survey
- Summer, 2010 Survey
- Summer, 2009 Survey
- Summer, 2008 Survey
- Summer, 2007 Survey
For more information on this annual child passenger survey contact John Lundell.
UI IPRC Technical Reports
Continued Rise in Unintentional Poisoning Deaths in Iowa, James Torner, PhD
Iowa FACE Program
The Iowa Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation (FACE) Program collects information on all occupational fatalities in the state of Iowa. Additionally, in-depth information is collected on select fatal injuries including conducting detailed interviews and on-site investigations. Recommendations on how to avoid similar tragedies are developed and disseminated through employers, media, and scientific and trade journals. The Iowa FACE Program is operated under the umbrella of the UI IPRC through a funding arrangement with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The Iowa FACE Program manages an extensive website containing fatal occupational injury data since 1995.
Midwest Injury Control Newsletter
The UI IPRC publishes the Midwest Injury Control newsletter twice per year containing contemporary articles from the injury control community and specifically highlighting news from the four states in Region Seven: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or would like to submit an article contact John Lundell.
Workplace Violence Report to the Nation
In April 2000, the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center sponsored the Workplace Violence Intervention Research Workshop in Washington, DC. The goal of this pioneering workshop was to examine issues related to violence in the workplace and to develop recommended research strategies to address this public health problem. The workshop brought together 37 invited participants representing diverse constituencies within industry, organized labor, municipal, state, and federal governments, and academia. Click here to view the Workshop’s Workplace Violence Report to the Nation.