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Deadline: June 16, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program

The purpose of this funding opportunity from Indian Health Services (IHS) is to promote the capability of tribes, Indian organizations, and urban Indian organizations to build and maintain sustainable, effective injury prevention programs.

The IHS Injury Prevention Program priorities are prevention of motor vehicle crash related injuries and unintentional fall injuries. For American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths are the leading cause of disability, years of potential life lost, and medical and societal costs. Unintentional elder fall-related injuries are a leading cause of hospitalizations in AI/AN communities.

Comprehensive injury prevention programs use a public health approach to employ strategies that address education, policy development with enforcement, and environmental modifications. Programs use various combinations of effective strategies to ensure they are effective and sustainable. A single focus with only education is not an effective strategy.

Amount: $1,800,000 for grants ranging from $20,000-$100,000.

Eligibility: Native American tribal governments; tribal organizations; and urban Indian organizations.

Link: http://www.ihs.gov/dgm/documents/HHS-2015-IHS-IPP-0001.pdf

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