253821 Remarks from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM

Linda Degutis, DrPh, MSN , National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The Injury Center uses the same public health approach to preventing injuries and violence that has been proven to prevent diseases. It is one which recognizes that injuries and violence are preventable. They do not occur at random. This scientific model helps researchers describe the magnitude of the problem and the groups at risk; identify factors that increase or decrease the risk for injury and violence; explore ways to prevent them by designing, implementing and evaluating interventions; and promote the wide spread adoption of effective strategies, programs, policies and practices. This presentation will review the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's role in injury and violence prevention. It will also highlight current initiatives being conducted by the Center.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
List NCIPC's prioroty areas. Discuss select NCIPC's injury and violence prevention initiatives.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control with extensive years of experience in injury and violence prevention. Most recently I was the Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness (YCPHP) at the Yale School of Public Health.
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.