Injury Control Research Centers

The Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) program began in 1987 and has grown substantially since its inception—from four centers in 1987 awarded approximately $500,000 per center each year to nine centers in 2019 awarded approximately $833,000 per center each year. Typically, ICRCs are funded for five years through an externally reviewed, competitive process.

Congress currently appropriates $9 million to CDC’s ICRC program to:

  • support core operations,
  • conduct the research necessary to fill gaps in the evidence base for developing and evaluating new injury control interventions and improving translation of effective interventions,
  • conduct training of injury control professionals, and
  • undertake other programmatic activities to reduce the burden of injury.