213184 Role of injury in public health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM

Amy B. Harris, MPA , National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Patricia Adkins, MPA , Director of Public Policy, Home Safety Council, Washington, DC
Jane Mahoney, MD , Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Ilene F. Silver, MPH , Injury & Violence Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA
The presentation will address how injury and violence prevention are essential public health issues by describing their impact on society and how public health efforts to prevent injuries have been highly successful. Examples will be offered of effective policy interventions across the spectrum of injury prevention, including examples from unintentional and intentional injury control. Information will be provided on how focusing more national and state attention on injury and violence prevention policies, programs and services will lead to injury and violence prevention programs continuing to make a positive impact on the lives of all Americans.

Learning Objectives:
Explain the role of injury prevention in public health Describe the value of policy as a tool for public health intervention

Keywords: Injury, Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I currently serve as the Associate Director for Policy, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, I help direct the policy functions for all injury and violence prevention activities. The policy activities related to falls prevention have been a priority-area of focus over the past three years, and this panel will highlight many of the successes related to those activities. Over my 18 years of history with CDC, Iíve planned and coordinated many educational opportunities, seminars, lectures, etc.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.