Injury Prevention and Control Section

The Injury Prevention and Control Section (IPCS) is part of the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch (ESMIPSB) at the Hawaii State Department of Health. IPCS is the focal point in the Department of Health for injury prevention throughout the state for all age groups.


IPCS is responsible for coordinating, planning, conducting, and evaluating injury prevention programs; developing policy and coordinating advocacy; collecting, analyzing and disseminating injury data; and providing technical support and training. Much of the work is achieved through community coalitions and partnerships in order to increase and focus community resources, minimize duplication of effort, and support the injury prevention activities of local agencies and community organizations. IPCS also provides staff support to IPAC.


To provide statewide leadership in preventing death and disability associated with injuries in Hawaii by educating, supporting and mobilizing individuals and organizations to incorporate comprehensive injury prevention strategies in their daily activities.


A safe Hawaii from the mountains to the sea.