3116.0 A Healthier, Safer America: Implementation of Lessons Learned from the Field of Injury and Violence Prevention

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
This session will illustrate successes in injury and violence prevention policy while navigating current complex scientific data and political realities. Examples will be offered from the field that use a multidisciplinary, multisectoral approach to produce 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: 1. Discuss injury and violence prevention policy challenges 2. Describe the intersection of behavior change and policy
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES
Linda Degutis, DrPh, MSN

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Organized by: APHA

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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