3285.0 Keeping People Healthy in the First Place- Lessons From the Injury and Violence Prevention Field

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will address the process of developing and prioritizing injury prevention policy based on scientific data and political realities. Creating a process to develop injury prevention policy, with shared goals, principles and values, and grounded in a commitment to science, is vital to sustaining success. Effective injury prevention policy, like other public health disciplines, requires a multidisciplinary, multisectoral approach. It is the use of a wide range of tools from multiple disciplines that results in effective and sustainable injury prevention and risk reduction efforts. This session will illustrate through example, some of the challenges that injury prevention policy has faced in the United States over the last several decades, successes and failures, lessons learned, and new multidisciplinary and multisectoral approaches to injury prevention policy for sustainable change. Evidence-based strategies are a critical component of this approach and reflect the best evidence around behavioral change, engineering and product design, the environmental landscape, and trauma care and make a compelling case for political support and sustained financing.
Session Objectives: Describe tools and strategies developed in the field of injury and violence prevention. Explain the importance of data in shaping program development and evaluation Describe the success stories in the injury and violence prevention field.
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES
Linda Degutis, DrPh, MSN

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

See more of: APHA