Alaska Injury Prevention Center
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Our Purpose: promote wellness, prevent injury, and improve safety in Alaska.
We pursue this mission using the public health model of injury prevention, which uses a data-driven approach to determine the best intervention to reduce injuries and fatalities in any arena.
Alaska Injury Prevention Center (AIPC) collaborates with partners throughout the state on projects that promote pedestrian, bicycle, and car safety; suicide prevention; drowning prevention; and work place safety.
The Anchorage Youth Development Coalition is also a major program of AIPC, which is a coalition of over 60 youth-serving organizations to advance positive youth development so that all of Anchorage’s youth thrive.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
The Alaska Injury Prevention Center uses a data-driven approach to create innovative and collaborative programs to prevent injuries while also supporting and empowering people to make healthy decisions. AIPC builds on its foundations to evaluate projects and programs to improve and ensure efficacy. You can be sure your contributions are supporting programs that work.
Here are some of our program highlights:
Anchorage Youth Development Coalition
The Anchorage Youth Development Coalition represents over 60 youth-serving organizations and interested individuals committed to advancing positive youth development so that all of Anchorage’s youth thrive. The coalition convenes monthly to share resources and network, and AIPC staff provides professional development and training opportunities to support staff across the city.
Teen Voice Program
AIPC promotes responsible behavior and driving among youth with comprehensive community-based programs. AIPC supports teen drivers through projects like “Raise Your Voice,” “ThinkFast,” and High School Buckle Up.” The “Raise Your Voice” project addresses teen traffic issues through youth created media for a peer-to-peer messaging and video creation and dissemination to involve youth in the solutions while gaining life skills.
Bike Safe Program
AIPC is dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths associated with bicycle riding while also encouraging more people to ride safely. AIPC is involved in a variety of projects to promote safe bicycling. One such program is what we call “Bikeology.” AIPC has partnered with the Anchorage School District for the “Bikeology” education program to supply a fleet of 35 bikes to teach bike safety in physical education classes. The program has been so successful we are looking to expand it.
Drive Safe Program
AIPC and our partners work together to address driving issues such as seat belt use, impaired driving, teen driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and senior driving. Each year AIPC leads Alaska’s statewide observation study of seatbelt use.
Child Passenger Safety Program
AIPC’s Child Passenger Safety Program supports state laws in keeping children safely secured each time they travel in a motor vehicle with car seat and booster seat use. AIPC offers individual appointments with parents and caregivers to educate them on the proper use and installation, and just last year performed over 300 car seat checks across the state. In 2015, AIPC also provided 100 car seats and booster seats for a nominal donation for families in need.