About us

The Injury and Violence Prevention Program was established in 1996, under the UC Davis Level 1 trauma center, to proactively face the public health challenge of trauma related death and injury.
Working closely with faculty and staff in the health system, our program maintains a commitment to decreasing preventable death and injuries through education, research and community outreach. Long standing partnerships with state agencies, law enforcement agencies and allied health organizations have allowed us to reach out to families, schools, community centers, medical professionals and beyond.


We appreciate our donors.

Since 2005, the Al and Mary Wickland Fund has provided generous funding to our hospital car seat program so that every child discharged from the Children’s Hospital leaves safely. Car seats are provided to parents who cannot afford one, helping to keep the smallest and most vulnerable members of our community safe on the road.

Meeting the needs of our health system and community

Research: Identifying and promoting outcomes research for injury prevention.
Education: Integrating injury prevention education into UC Davis Health System.
Outreach: Developing public education programs to decrease unintentional death and injuries.
Service: Building sustainable community-based injury prevention programs.