The Massachusetts Prevent Injuries Now! Network was founded in March 2006 as part of Centers for Disease Control-funded project to support injury prevention efforts at the state level. The Network, originally known as the Massachusetts Injury Community Planning Group, provides public health and safety professionals around the Commonwealth with a unique opportunity to share information and data, forge partnerships, and advocate for sensible public health and safety initiatives at both the state and federal levels.Since its inception, the Prevent Injuries Now! Network has partnered with leading national experts in the field of injury prevention to reduce the incidence and severity of unintentional injuries in the Commonwealth.
What we do:
The Prevent Injuries Now! Network aims to create workable, community-based solutions to the increasing problem of injuries in our state. As our guide, we use the DPH’s State Injury Prevention plan which summarizes and illustrates the public health costs of poisonings, fire and burn injuries, falls among the elderly, traumatic brain injury, automobile crashes, and a host of other issues.
Victory celebration: MassPINN members including Linda Lacke, Inta Hall, Julie Nussbaum, Lewis Howe, Jeff Larson and Mary Maguire joined Governor Deval Patrick on Friday July 2, 2010 for the signing of the Safe Driving bill that includes a statewide ban on texting while driving and a ban on cell phone use for junior operators.