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Based on local data, the IPC targeted the census tracts with the highest per capita rates of house fire-related deaths and injuries, for smoke alarm installations through a program entitled Operation Installation. Operation Installation is a joint program of the IPC and Dallas Fire-Rescue, and involves door-to-door smoke alarm installation, with teams of fire fighters, fire prevention personnel, and volunteers from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Each team is accompanied by a fire engine or fire truck, going down each block of the census tract.

 

As part of a worldwide movement to reduce injuries and save lives, Dallas was the first city in the United States to be designated an international Safe Community in 1996 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Led by the IPC, the city was re-designated in 2007 and 2011.


 


With funding from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), the IPC developed Give Kids a Boost - a school-based project that focuses on parental education and enforcement of the Child Passenger Safety Law. The goal of the project is to increase properly restrained booster seat use among children 4-7 years of age.

 

Since 2011, students at Sam Tasby Middle School have learned that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” through a PHOTOVOICE project conducted by the IPC. In collaboration with Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation and the Eagle Scholars program, the PHOTOVOICE project teaches 6th and 7th grade students participating in the Eagle Scholars Program how to tell a story through photographs and use those photographs to facilitate pedestrian safety improvements in their community.


 

September 19, 2014

The Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas joins the thousands of people in Dallas County, the state of Texas, and the nation in celebrating the life of our founder, Dr. Ron Anderson. For the people whose lives he saved and the thousands more whose lives he touched, we will forever be in his debt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family.

September 19, 2014

Check out the Injury Prevention Center's latest fact sheet on deaths due to injuries in Dallas County from 1997-2013!

August 13, 2014

Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly?  Join us Saturday September 20th for the largest car seat check event in Texas!

July 24, 2014

Check out photos and the CBS 11 news clip from our 2014 PHOTOVOICE project in Vickery Meadows! 

News clip

Photo gallery

March 19, 2014

Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there.  It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store.  The problem is that leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke.  Young children are particulary at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult's.  These tragedies are completely preventable.  Here's how we can all work together to keep kids safe from heatstroke. 

February 28, 2014

The SafetyLit Foundation and the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) announce the creation of a new database and library to assist injury and violence scientists and practitioners. 

February 20, 2014

2014 marks the 20thanniversary of the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC). I like to think of anniversaries and milestones as a time of reflection – a time to celebrate past accomplishments and embrace future direction. A lot can happen in 20 years. During the past 20 years, we have witnessed triumph, as well as tragedy. 

November 13, 2013
Check out the latest publication from the Prevention Instiute -- “Championing Change: Elected Officials Act Locally to Make their Communities Healthier” http://preventioninstitute.org/component/jlibrary/article/id-346/127.html