The CICRC is located in PHS Region VIII. PHS Region VIII includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. In an effort to address important injury problems in the region based on societal burden and reflect CICRC strengths, the following priority areas have been identified to guide center activities: traumatic brain injuries, falls in the elderly, built environment (including motor vehicle related injuries), alcohol, suicide, and violence.
The mission of the CICRC is dedicated to providing leadership within the Rocky Mountain Region in reducing the occurrence, severity and adverse consequences of injuries and violence through developing and applying evidence based approaches that bridge research with practice including both policy and programs. The CICRC emphasizes building community based partnerships, particularly among under-served populations such as Hispanics, Native Americans, and rural residents and their families.
Core values that govern the activities at the CICRC are: a primary focus on reducing disparities in the prevention and control of injuries; seeking collaborative relationships with communities; innovation in education/training, community programs and research; and identification of evidence-based, efficient approaches to prevent of injuries.