Training and Education

Indian Health Services Program Development Fellowship

Project Instructor: David Grossman, MD, MPH

Injuries are one of the leading causes of death among most Native Americans and Alaska Natives. More than 1,000 die and 10,000 more are hospitalized for injuries each year. The age adjusted injury death rates for Native Americans is three times that of all other Americans. The Indian Health Services Injury Prevention Program is designed to raise the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest possible level by decreasing the incidence of severe injuries and death to the lowest possible level and increase the ability of tribes to address their injury problems. In keeping with that mission, faculty from the HIPRC taught this five-day injury prevention fellowship training on May 19th - 23rd, 2002 in Seattle, Washington focusing solely on practical program development. There were 14 students attending the program. This course is offered every other year.