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AASTEC Creates Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center


The Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC) is excited to announce the creation of the Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center (TIPRC). This program serves all American Indian/Alaska Native tribal and urban communities across the country.


Its key aims are to provide technical assistance and training to promote the implementation of evidence-based best practices in motor vehicle safety throughout Indian Country with the goal of reducing injuries and fatalities associated with motor vehicle crashes.




Technical support and Program Services

  • Understand and implement best practices for tribal motor vehicle injury prevention.
  • Develop tribal policies to decrease alcohol-impaired driving and to promote seatbelt and car seat use.
  • Evaluate tribal motor vehicle safety projects.
  • Develop local surveillance systems to track injuries and deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes.
  • Identify data sources to monitor motor vehicle crashes and fatal and non-fatal injuries caused by crashes.
  • Collect and manage observational survey data related to seat belt and car seat use, etc.

Injury Prevention Trainings (available upon request)

  • Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician certification and CEU courses
  • Safe Native American Passengers (SNAP) training
  • IHS Introduction to Injury Prevention (Level 1) training
  • IHS Intermediate Injury Prevention (Level 2) training
  • Identifying funding opportunities for tribal injury prevention programs

Jerrod Moore (jmoore@aaihb.org) TIPRC Program Manager
Carrie Brown, MSML (cbrown@aaihb.org) Tribal Traffic Safety Specialist
Tabatha Harris, MHHSA (tharris@aaihb.org) Tribal Traffic Safety Specialist