Injury Prevention Program


The goal of the Injury Prevention Program is to develop and implement effective injury prevention and education strategies across the 43 Northwest tribes, with an emphasis on motor vehicle safety and elder falls prevention.

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Injuries are not accidents—they do not happen by chance. Like disease, they follow a pattern. By identifying the risks for injury, it is possible to predict and prevent it. This page is here to provide you with some basic public health principles and tools to assist you in this process. In the first section there are two step-by-step approaches that are used by many public health practitioners to solve injury problems. The second section provides information on basic public health principles that support these approaches.


Predicting an injury is based on knowing the risk factors for an injury (for example, if you do not wear a seat belt, there is high chance of getting injured in a car crash). If the community injury data shows an injury problem, add to that the risk factors that most likely contributed, and you have set the stage to start intervening or correcting the problem (prevention).


Prevention is a process applied to correct the injury problem. The problem and the risk factors that are involved will direct which intervention or strategy you can apply. There are many proven or effective strategies already in use today (seat belts, car seats, smoke detectors), and new strategies that are being tested each day.


Funding Basics and Some Sources

  • Funding Basics(PDF) Useful information on the steps of the funding process for an injury prevention program.
  • Potential Funding Sources(PDF) Useful information on how to search for funding, federal sources, reference guides and organizations.
  • Budget Worksheet(PDF) A blank worksheet to plan how much money you are requesting for each part of your funding proposal
  • Funding Proposal Planning Checklist(PDF) Make sure you are on track with this helpful checklist to follow when you propose injury prevention program funding.
  • Funding Proposal Development Tips(PDF) Tips on how to have a successful program with proper funding
  • Grant Assistance The Foundation Center’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.
  • Grant Source: Federal Grants is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants.
  • Indian Health Service Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP)
  • RIDE SAFE—Child Passenger Safety Program
  • Safe Native American Passengers (SNAP)


Funding Organizations

The Archstone Foundation It is a private grantmaking organization, whose mission is to contribute towards the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population.

Program Contacts

Bridget Canniff, Project Director
Phone: (503) 228-4185
Fax:  (503) 228-8182


Luella Azule, Project Coordinator
Phone: (503) 228-4185
Fax:  (503) 228-8182

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