273334 Not by accident

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Susan S. Gallagher, MPH , Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Once upon a time injury and violence prevention did not have legitimacy as a public health problem. This despite being the number one killer of kids and young adults and a major financial component of rising health care costs. And it was a very lonely world for practitioners who cared deeply about the problem , yet lacked credibility and infrastructure to put it on an even keel with other public health issues. This presentation will address the developments that have enhanced visibility of the practice of injury prevention over the last 20 years including the contribution of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and strategic thinking about how we communicate with our colleagues, the public and policymakers.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the historical context in the evolution of the field of injury prevention for practitioners. Identify three components of communication science that are essential intranslating injury research to practice.

Keywords: Injury Prevention, Violence Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have more than 30 years experience working in injury prevention research, policy and programs including serving on the IOM Committee that produced Reducing the Burden of Injury, co-authoring a book for practitioner, Injury Prevention and Public Health Practical Knowledge, Skills and Strategies, co-founding the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and serving as the Founding Director of the injury prevention program known as SCIPP at the MA Department of Public Health from 1979 1986.
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.