Injury and Violence Prevention
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.
Topics and Programs
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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