4134.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Healthy People 2010: New Directions for Injury Prevention in the 21st Century

Healthy People 2010 is the national action plan for improving the health of all people in the United States. This session will explore the new directions for injury prevention embodied in Healthy People 2010. The most important change from Healthy People 2000 is the consolidation of unintentional injury and violence into one chapter. One speaker will describe this paradigm shift and explain how not focusing on intentionality leads to useful and creative research and prevention. However, this shift did not encompass the entire injury field; to many in injury prevention, suicide is conspicuously absent. Our second speaker will discuss the implications for injury prevention of placing suicide in the mental health chapter. Healthy People 2010 also differs from previous Healthy People documents in how objectives are measured. This is due to the focus on eliminating disparities and limits on the number of objectives. The consolidation of unintentional injury and violence into one chapter also has consequences for how objectives will be measured. Our third speaker will discuss the role of measurement in selecting objectives and plans for measuring injury objectives. Finally, national objectives have implications for prevention at the national and state levels. Our fourth speaker will discuss plans for addressing objectives for one high-risk group -- adolescents. The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health identified 20 critical objectives, 10 of which are injury-related, and is helping states plan and implement actions to improve adolescent health
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Panelist(s):Elizabeth McLoughlin, ScD
Mary M. Weitzel, JD, MPH
Lisa C. Barrios, DrPH
Lois A. Fingerhut, MA
Moderator(s):Lisa C. Barrios, DrPH
Organizer(s):Lisa C. Barrios, DrPH
12:30 PMImplications for placement of suicide in the mental health objectives of Healthy People 2010
Mary M. Weitzel, JD, MPH
12:50 PMNational Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010: A plan for implementing Healthy People
Lisa C. Barrios, DrPH
1:10 PMRole of measurement in selecting Healthy People 2010 injury-related objectives
Lois A. Fingerhut, MA
1:30 PMYet again, intentionality - Implications of Healthy People 2010
Elizabeth McLoughlin, ScD
Sponsor:Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA