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Friday, November 9, 2012 - 4:48am

Grant Funds Injury Prevention

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.