Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC) The Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC) was founded in 1994 after representatives from several Dallas hospital emergency departments assembled to discuss a 38% increase in emergency department admissions as a result of traumatic injury. In addressing this issue, the panel recommended the development of an injury prevention center focused on preventing trauma as a result of violence and unintentional injury. With support and funding from five of the city's local hospitals and private foundations, the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas was established. The IPC has adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Communities model as an approach for working in communities to engage residents in injury prevention. Utilizing the Safe Communities model, the IPC actively involves the community in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The success of programs is attributable to the fact that residents determine what is needed in their community and assist with the solution. In 1995, the IPC assisted Dallas in becoming the first WHO endorsed Safe Community in the United States; Dallas was recertified by the WHO in 2007. Under the umbrella of the Safe Communities model, the IPC maintains nine coalitions with more than 135 collaborating agencies and individuals working to eliminate child abuse, family violence, domestic violence, as well as death and injury due to motor vehicle crashes, falls, and fires.