213243 Role of Research in the Future of Injury Prevention and Control

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 1:15 PM

Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD, MPH , Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH , Injury Prevention Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Charles C. Branas, PhD , Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Research is the precursor to designing cost effective injury prevention and control programs and a critical component in ongoing program evaluation and success. For the field to continue to make progress in preventing injuries, research will be required to identify new and emerging injury problems, to identify causal pathways that place individuals and communities at risk, to build an evidence base as to the most effective strategies to intervene in these causal pathways, to evaluate best practices in multiple settings and populations, and to translate effective approaches into sustainable policies and programs. Research needs to be integrated into the activities of multiple agencies, including academic institutions; government agencies at the national, state, and local level; non-governmental organizations; and, private industry. SAVIR is partnering with the NCIPC to help promote the CDC Injury Research Agenda to help increase research opportunities and foster research collaborations with multiple agencies. This partnership will involve the identification of critical areas where scientific information is needed to move violence and injury prevention and care forward. The processes and activities of this partnership will be described in this presentation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the CDC Injury Research Agenda. 2. Identify three critical areas where injury research is needed. 3. Discuss how SAVIR and NCIPC are working together to promote the Injury Research Agenda

Keywords: Research Agenda, Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Current President of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR)
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.