Vision: An injury-free Wyoming.
Mission: To foster a cooperative and collaborative environment among programs that implement injury prevention efforts to lessen the incidence and burden of injury in Wyoming.
Core Purpose: WIPP will build partnerships, disseminate injury data, educate Wyoming residents and decisionmakers, support current injury prevention efforts, and help community partners with program implementation.
Program History: In 2010, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) started the dialogue of creating an injury prevention program. WDH invited Safe States Alliance to assess WDH’s injury prevention infrastructure, surveillance, programs, and resources. In 2014, using recommendations based on this assessment, WDH created the injury prevention program with the hiring of the injury prevention coordinator. The program is possible due to the sharing of resources across WDH and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WyDOT) Highway Safety Office.