About the Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention (COIVPP)

Mission: The mission of the COIVPP is to reduce the number of injuries, whether intentional or unintentional, to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The Council will achieve this mission by identifying leading causes of injury, developing policy and resources for effective prevention, educating and engaging the pediatric community including families, advocating for public policy change, creating synergistic collaborations with partner organizations, and providing value to its membership.

Vision: Children are free from physical and psychological injuries and their consequences, and are living to their full potential.

Core Values:

  • Injuries to children can and should be prevented.
  • All children deserve to grow up in safe, stable, and nurturing environments and relationships
  • Pediatricians play an important role in helping families, youth, and their communities optimize safety.

What is a council?
Each council is the primary source of expertise in a given field within the AAP. This membership entity represents the evolution of sections and committees working in the same field into a new, integrated structure. An executive committee, elected by the council membership, governs each council. Although councils fulfill the functions traditionally held separately by national committees and sections, their scope, as a single entity, is expanded to encompass a broader vision and a wider array of activities. Councils generate policy, create educational programming and resources, develop and promote advocacy initiatives, support translation of policy and education into practice, and integrate and evaluate these efforts to maximize impact.