Task Force Overview

The members of IPRCE task forces work together to eliminate barriers and promote effective means to prevent injuries.   

There are five task force groups that focus on the following areas: drug safety, fall prevention, transportation safety, traumatic brain injury prevention and violence prevention. These areas of injury prevention are associated with the leading causes of unintentional and intentional injury and injury death in Georgia.

The task force groups convene regularly to discuss programmatic and policy updates, translate research outcomes, and develop research objectives.

Task Force FAQs

Members of each task force work together to set priorities and develop strategies that focus on promoting effective means to prevent unintentional and intentional injuries. Each task force prioritizes one of the leading causes of injury in the state of Georgia. That includes but not limited to injuries related to opioid abuse, various transportation modes, falls among the elderly and children, sudden trauma that causes brain damage, child abuse and neglect, suicides, and intimate partner violence.

Each task force brings together a multi-disciplinary team of community members and advocates, professors, researchers, medical professionals, graduate and undergraduate students. Every person on the task force contributes ideas and differing perspectives to address injury and violence related issues. The result – innovative approaches that move the injury and violence prevention agenda forward. 

The Drug Safety, Falls Prevention, Transportation Safety, Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention, and Violence Prevention task force meetings are all held monthly. The task force meeting duration is approximately 90 minutes. Please visit the task force page for an updated meeting schedule.

Each task force has co-leaders appointed by the IPRCE Director and Program Director. The task force leaders support strategic planning, set agendas, and identify new task force members. Task force members provide meaningful contributions to developing research studies, creating action plans, and communicating important updates to the community. Task force members are also encouraged to present and bring forth information during task force meetings.   

If you are interested in joining a task force, please complete the Task Force Interest Form and a member of our team will contact you.