The purpose of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center (CICRC) is to reduce the occurrence, severity, and adverse consequences of injuries through research, education, and service. Emphasis is placed on reducing disparities in injury outcomes through focusing on community partnerships among underserved populations, such as Native Americans, Hispanics and rural residents.
Core values that govern the activities at the CICRC are: a primary focus on reducing disparities in the prevention and control of injuries; seeking collaborative relationships with communities; innovation in education/training, community programs and research; and identification of evidence-based, efficient approaches to prevent of injuries.
The CICRC is located in PHS Region VIII. PHS Region VIII includes Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Utah and North Dakota. In an effort to address important injury problems in the region based on societal burden and reflected CICRC strengths the following priority areas have been identified to guide center activities; Traumatic Brain Injuries; Falls in the Elderly; Built Environment; Alcohol; Suicide; and Violence.
Colorado Injury Control Research Center