3210.0 20 years of injury and violence prevention: Celebrating the past and protecting the future

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Despite the ongoing efforts to to prevent and reduce the burden of injury in the USA, injuries remain the leading cause of death for children and adults between the ages of 1 and 44 years. This year marks a significant milestone for the field of Injury and Violence Prevention, as CDC’s Injury Center celebrates 20 years of service and dedication to saving lives and protecting people from injuries and violence. This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on how far we, as a field, have come in preventing injuries and violence through science, research, practice, partnerships, policy, and education. During this anniversary year, NCIPC is encouraging the field to join them in” Celebrating the Past and Protecting the Future”. Together, we can continue to respond to emerging trends and increasing burden, and strengthen our collective resolve to address injury and violence prevention. We know that issues such as motor vehicle safety, violence, and prescription drug overdoses, among others will continue to challenge us to develop solutions that are grounded in sound science, adaptable and scalable. Investing in ways to prevent injuries can save both lives and money. This presentation will provide an overview of the current trends of injury and violence data, the progress the CDC Injury Center has made in developing a solid foundation of injury prevention science and practice and creating more visibility for injury and violence prevention as an integral part of public health. The presentation will also highlight ways CDC has advanced the field from Research to Practice.
Session Objectives: 1.List three major accomplishments in the field of injury and violence prevention research. 2.Describe at least two programmatic activities influenced by injury prevention research. 3. Describe how injury and violence prevention is a major public health problem.
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES

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Susan S. Gallagher, MPH

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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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

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