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The Terrorism Injuries Information, Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) Project


The Terrorism Injuries Information, Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) Project was established through a cooperative agreement in response to the urgent, ongoing need to develop, disseminate and exchange information about injuries from terrorism. Explosives are the weapon of choice for most terrorists... Learn more >> 


TIIDE-funded partners participate in many CDC activities that address acute care and the health consequences of terrorism-related events. Other activities include developing:

Blast Injury Information Dissemination – CDC has developed fact sheets on blast injury diagnoses and management, see Blast Injury Fact Sheets.

To continue and expand the dissemination of information, TIIDE has been working with experts to develop fact sheets on other types of blast injuries, such as abdominal injury, tympanic membrane rupture and crush syndrome. These fact sheets are being developed for health care audiences such as EMS providers and a variety of pre-hospital care professionals, in-hospital clinicians and state and local trauma system coordinators.

The Model Communities Initiative – The goal of the TIIDE partnership is to create a model nation, comprised ofmodel communities. In 2006, seven communities from across the nation were selected as best practice models for emergency EMS and public health interoperation. Each TIIDE partner sponsored travel expenses for a Model Community representative to attend a conference in Atlanta so that they could share their experiences. In 2007, five new communities were selected for the Model Communities Initiative. In 2008, seven new communities were selected for the Model Communities Initiative. Learn more about these communities and the EMS-public health relationship.

Current TIIDE Partners

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Trauma Society (ATS)
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians (NAEMSP)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

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