Georgia Department of Public Health receives over $2.4 million to support injury prevention efforts

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety granted the Georgia Department of Health with more than $2 million in grant money to help provide technical assistance and resources to agencies statewide.

The grant will also help develop community support for motor vehicle safety programs, data linkages and help evaluate program efforts.

The grant total amount is $2,495,831.85.

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The Injury Prevention Program’s Child Occupant Safety Project will receive $1,567,881 to help promote safe transportation for children throughout Georgia.

The Office of Health Indicators for Planning has been awarded $196,698. The office processes death, population, hospital discharge and ER visit data.

Over $308,000 went to the Injury Prevention Program’s Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES). The project brings together several agencies to identify opportunities for crash prevention by linking and analyzing crash, vehicle, and behavioral characteristics to medical and financial data.


The Injury Prevention Program’s 55+ Driver Safety Program will receive $192,420. This program teaches drivers over the age of 55, their families, and professionals on safe driving, age-related mobility challenges, and the importance of mobility planning.

The Georgia Emergency Medical Services Information System (GEMSIS) will receive $230,141. The money will support system upgrades and linkages, including tools to measure the time to definitive care for trauma patients.

“This long-standing, unique partnership between highway safety and public health helps promote a safer Georgia,” said Kathleen E. Toomey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “This programmatic support has made a difference for Georgians and continues to save lives and prevent injuries.”

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