Injury and Violence Prevention

Elder in wheelchair image The Minnesota Department of Health's Injury and Violence Prevention Unit (IVPU) supports comprehensive programs that help reduce the risk of injury and violence. Its staff includes epidemiologists, research scientists, programmers, prevention specialists, and administrative support.

The mission of the IVPU is to strengthen Minnesota's communities in injury and violence prevention. The Unit:

  • Collects and interprets data on injury and violence,
  • Develops and evaluates prevention programs and policies, and
  • Provides tools, technical assistance, and information to others.


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The Minnesota Department of Health attempts to report all data accurately. If you discover an error, please contact us at Injury.Prevention@health.state.mn.us.
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