Child Injury Prevention

Mission: to connect regional child injury prevention professionals with each other to share resources and collaborate

Committee Chair: Carson Gaffney (Kids in Danger)

Communications & Membership

Mission: The committee’s mission is to increase and build membership within MIPA and ensure members are connected through strong avenues of communication. Projects: recruit members and maintain current distribution list; raise awareness of MIPA with other organizations; develop and maintain the MIPA website; routinely disseminate information to membership.

Meetings: Conference call on last Monday of each month

Committee Chair: Kelli Day (Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago)


Mission: to help build regional public health surveillance capacity through shared goals, efforts, and participation of the six MIPA member states (Click here to review the committee’s guidance document.)

Meetings: Monthly

Committee Chair: TBD

Meeting facilitator: Jennifer Martin (Illinois Department of Public Health)


Mission: to facilitate mentoring, collaboration, and data sharing between NVDRS-funded states

Committee Chair: Rachel Kenny (Indiana Department of Health)

Older Adult Falls

Mission: to collaborate with fellow healthcare providers, educators and community members of the states in federal Region 5 to provide fall prevention education and awareness to reduce falls and fall-related injuries in our communities

Meetings: Bi-monthly

Committee Chair: TBD


Committee Chair: Becky Levin (Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago)

Prescription Drug Overdose

(Currently inactive. Interested in chairing this committee? Click here to email MIPA.)