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CATRAC Injury Prevention Committee

Chair: Stewart Williams, Dell Children's Medical Center
Co-chair: Willis Sefcik, Williamson County EMS

Responsibilities of the committee:

  • Encourage and facilitate injury prevention, public education and awareness activities in the region
  • Collect regional / organizational data to support injury prevention direction and activities
  • Collaborate with CATRAC staff to ensure responsible stewardship of injury prevention related grant funds
  • Make recommendations for allocation of resources/funds when available to support regional injury prevention activities

Conferences & Resources:
Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy Summer Institute: Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention Committee Announces 2016 IP Mini-Grant Opportunity

The Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC) Injury Prevention (IP) Committee is currently accepting proposals for injury prevention projects. The purpose of this funding is to provide support for a new start up project or to expand an existing project within the CATRAC Region which includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, San Saba, Travis, and Williamson counties. All of the requirements listed below must be followed in order to be considered for funding. Funds shall not be used for salary, benefits or indirect costs. This funding opportunity operates as a reimbursement grant. All organizations that are selected for funding will be expected to submit receipts for payment up to the amount awarded at the end of the grant period and a final report. Proposal deadline is March 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM.



The 2016 Focus Areas:
Applications shall only focus on one injury risk area. Applicants need to identify and outline the scope of the problem as it relates to the injury risk area (example: motor vehicle occupant protection, fall prevention, poisoning prevention, pedestrian safety, agricultural/farm safety, water safety, etc.).

Basic Eligibility Requirement: (additional requirements included in guidance)

  • Organizations applying for funding shall be an active CATRAC member in good standing prior to submitting an application
    • Organizations are encouraged to contact CATRAC to determine their status prior to submitting an application
    • Organizations that submit an application and who are not in good standing will have their applications disqualified.
  • Proposals shall be submitted with an attached budget as outlined in this guidance no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016

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