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American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, it serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide. CIT currently works with AAS on the Suicide Prevention Research Center and other issues concerning suicide.

Burns Telecommunications Center (BTC) is a laboratory for creating a more accessible and effective university for the 2lst century. It seeks solutions to several of the critical challenges facing public higher education by increasing public access to lifelong learning, especially for isolated individuals and communities, enhancing teaching and learning, keeping instruction affordable, and expanding partnerships between universities and public/private organizations. BTC is a primary partner on a number of projects including TENKIDS, Interactive Desktop Video Conferencing and others.

Center for Rural Emergency Medicine at WVU (CREM) was established at West Virginia University to study and improve the delivery and efficacy of emergency medical care in rural areas. The objectives of CREM are three-fold:

  1. Develop model curricula and disseminate educational programs which address the unique challenges of rural emergency medicine and which utilize traditional and innovative technology. Such programs are aimed at rural emergency care providers as well as the public.

  2. Perform research in rural emergency medicine in order to study the etiologies and risk factors associated with emergency care visits and to reduce morbidity and mortality in rural areas.

  3. Serve as a state and national resource for information and technical/programmatic advice on rural emergency medical issues.

Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center (NRC) is dedicated to supporting projects funded under the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program. NRC handles the distribution of many CD ROMS developed by CIT and is a rich resource for other materials dealing with childhood illness and injury. EMSC, the program that supports the center, is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness or injury. Its goals are to ensure that state-of-the-art emergency medical care is available for all ill or injured children and adolescents; that pediatric services are well integrated into an emergency medical services (EMS) system; and that the entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, are provided to children and adolescents. A federal grant program supports state and local action.

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) has become one of the premier institutions researching why people suffer injuries and what can be done to prevent them. CIT and HIPRC are currently exploring opportunities to collaborate on a program to promote safe gun storage.

Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (IL EMS-C) was established in 1994 at Loyola University Medical Center, Division of Emergency Medical Services. The program aims to improve pediatric emergency care capabilities and childhood injury prevention initiatives within the state of Illinois through education, system development and research. Working together, Loyola University Medical Center and the Illinois Department of Public Health are vested in saving children's lives. CIT is currently working with the IL EMS-C project in the development of interactive CD ROMS on injury prevention aimed at health care providers.

Intermountain Regional EMS for Children Coordinating Council (IRECC) is an alliance that promotes the improvement of the entire continuum of emergency medical services for children recognizing common demographic and topographic characteristics and challenges of the intermountain region. CIT currently provides staffing and support for IRECC and CIT staff are active members in the organization.

Kansas Board of EMS (KS BEMS) is the EMS regulatory agency for the State of Kansas. They are also responsible for the EMS for Children program within the Sunflower State. CIT provides general consulting and technical assistance to KS BEMS on their EMS-C project including their highly successful annual pediatric multi-disciplinary conference.

Loyola University Burn & Shock Trauma Institute - Injury Prevention Program is dedicated to assisting health care professionals, communities and organizations with assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of injury prevention strategies in an effort to reduce this public health problem. The program is committed to reducing injuries and believes a collaborative, community based effort is the best approach to this problem. The Loyola Injury Prevention Program is a primary contributor to the injury prevention CD ROMS for health care providers currently under development.

Montana EMS and Injury Prevention Section (EMS & IP) is the state regulatory agency for EMS, trauma system and injury prevention activities in Montana. They also oversee the EMS for Children program. Their staff have provided leadership and stability for Montana's EMS program since its inception. EMS & IPS and CIT have partnered on a number of projects including TENKIDS, the Interactive Desktop Video Conferencing, the current EMT - Intermediate program and many others. CIT assists in several of their projects including Trauma System Development and EMS-C Quality Improvement.

University of Nevada Trauma Institute (TI) is dedicated to injury prevention and control, with programs in Emergency Medical Services for Children, domestic violence, Crash Outcome Evaluation System (CODES) and suicide. They run the first CDC supported Suicide Prevention Research Center (SPRC) in the nation and have worked diligently to address issues of suicide in the Rocky Mountain Region. CIT currently collaborates with the TI on their EMS-C project and is a primary partner in the SPRC.


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