The Statewide Injury Prevention Program (SIPP) is funded through a contractual agreement between the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The program is housed and administered within the Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The mission of the SIPP is to reduce the burden of injury mortality and morbidity in Arkansas through primary prevention of injuries. SIPP provides technical assistance and serves as a resource center for designated trauma centers, EMS providers, Hometown Health Improvement Coalitions, and Educational Service Cooperatives. SIPP provides information necessary to efficiently and effectively adopt programs that have been demonstrated to be effective in achieving injury control goals. SIPP also offers professional education opportunities through live presentations, webinars, and teleconferencing that provide tools to obtain grant funding, and tools to effectively identify, implement, and evaluate injury prevention initiatives at regional and local levels.