Fri., November 9, 2012 8:48am (EST)

Grant Funds Injury Prevention
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has given the Georgia Department of Public Health $817,500. The projects are meant to offer technical assistance and resources to partner agencies statewide, develop community support for vehicle safety programs, and help evaluate program efforts. (Photo Courtesy of Matthew McVickar via Flickr.)
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has given the Georgia Department of Public Health $817,500. The projects are meant to offer technical assistance and resources to partner agencies statewide, develop community support for vehicle safety programs, and help evaluate program efforts. (Photo Courtesy of Matthew McVickar via Flickr.)
Georgia health officials have received more than $800,000 in grants to increase injury prevention efforts.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has given the Georgia Department of Public Health $817,500. The projects are meant to offer technical assistance and resources to partner agencies statewide, develop community support for vehicle safety programs, and help evaluate program efforts.

The grants include: $400,000 to promote safe transportation of children; $177,200 for a database that gives public access to statistics on crashes and emergency room visits; $93,900 for help maintain and enhance the mobility of older adults; $63,000 to help prevent deaths on high-risk rural roads in southeast Georgia; $57,900 for a program that helps identify opportunities for crash prevention; and $26,400 to upgrade the state Emergency Medical Services electronic database.