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Injury research control and prevention in US Public Health Service (PHS) Region VIII poses unique challenges.  PHS Region VIII includes the western and midwestern states of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, South Dakota, and North Dakota (Figure 1).

Figure 1. US Public Health Service Regions

USPHS Regions

Check out the links below to learn more about each state in this region:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
To get more information, contact them at:
Main Photo number: 303-692-2000 or 1-800-886-7689 or visit them at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South Denver, CO 80246-1530

Colorado Injury Prevention Information:
The Injury Prevention Program highlights the prevention of unintentional injuries in Colorado.  These relate to incidents associated with motor vehicle safety, unintentional poisoning, bicycle and pedestrian safety, sports and recreation safety, teen dating violence prevention initiative, traumatic brain injury information, older adult fall prevention, and injury community planning group

Wyoming Department of Health:  Mission to promote, protect, and enhance the health of Wyoming citizens.  To learn more, check out their website
To get more information, contact them at 307-777-7656 or 1-866-571-0944 or visit them at:
Wyoming Department of Health
401 Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
To learn more about Violence Prevention Statistics in Wyoming, check out the CDC Injury center website

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services
Contact the Director’s Office for more information:
Call them at 406-444-5622 or visit them at
111 North Sanders, Room 301
Helen, MT 59620

Check out Montana’s Injury Prevention information – “Prevention is the vaccine for the disease of injury”

Utah Department of Public Health
Contact them to learn more:
Phone Number: 801-538-6003
Mailing Address: Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 141010
Salt Lake City, UT
Main Building: Cannon Health Building
288 North 1460 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Safe State Alliance Injury Facts about Utah:

North Dakota:
North Dakota Department of Health:
To contact North Dakota Department of Health, refer to the contact information sheet,
If you are unsure of whom to contact, email them at

Safe States Alliance Injury Fact Sheet:

South Dakota:
South Dakota Department of Health:
For more information, contact your local office

Safe States Alliance Injury Fact Sheet:

CDC Injury Prevention & Control: Data & Statistics
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