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Program Goals

A key leadership role for the Traumatic Injury Prevention Program is the development of goals to advance the prevention of traumatic occupational injuries. The Traumatic Injury Prevention Program is in the process of developing goals to guide NIOSH research and partnership efforts over the next decade. 

NIOSH Program Portfolio Approach

NIOSH organizes its research, guidance, information, and service efforts into specific programs that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. Ten sector programs represent industrial sectors, and seven cross-sector programs are organized around health and safety outcomes. There are also numerous core and specialty programs that represent special emphasis areas, methodological approaches, core activities and legislatively mandated programs.

The sector programs intersect with cross-sector programs in a matrix-like fashion, with relevant core and specialty programs playing a supporting role. For example, an Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program goal of reducing farm-related deaths and injuries due to tractor rollovers and trucks would likely be a shared goal with the Traumatic Injury Prevention Program and if appropriate would be adopted by both programs. This approach provides an added advantage and will allow multiple programs to work towards the accomplishment of intersecting NIOSH goals.

Below are the current goals for the Nation developed during the second decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).

NIOSH Traumatic Injury Strategic Goals for Intramural Research

  • Strategic Goal 1: Reduce fall injuries in the workplace.
  • Strategic Goal 2: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle incidents and crashes.
  • Strategic Goal 3: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to workplace violence.
  • Strategic Goal 4: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to machines and industrial vehicles.
  • Strategic Goal 5: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths among high risk and vulnerable worker groups.
  • Strategic Goal 6: Increase the use of surveillance data to guide occupational traumatic injury research and prevention efforts.

NIOSH Traumatic Injury Program Priority Strategic Goals for Extramural Research

The NIOSH Traumatic Injury Program selected the following strategic goals as particularly suited for extramural research during fiscal years 2014-16:

  • Strategic Goal 1: Reduce fall injuries in the workplace.
  • Strategic Goal 2: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle incidents and crashes.
  • Strategic Goal 3: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to workplace violence.
  • Strategic Goal 4: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to machines and industrial vehicles.
  • Strategic Goal 5: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths among high risk and vulnerable worker groups.

Those seeking NIOSH grants to conduct studies related to the Traumatic Injury Program can view the current funding opportunities .

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