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 decision makers, support current injury prevention efforts, and assist 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, utilizing 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. The Wyoming Injury Prevention Program is housed within the Wyoming Trauma Program in the Office of Emergency Medical Services of the Wyoming Department of Health.