Online Program

Expanding the ICAN MRM into an International Integrated Multi-Agency Injury Data System (IMIDS) to improve injury surveillance and integrate injury prevention services and case management

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

James M. DeCarli, PhD Candidate, MPH, MPA, MCHES, CPST, Public Health Behavior Solutions/Pro Consumer Safety, Los Angeles, CA
Injury and violence is a leading public health problem. The scope of injury and violence control is broad, encompassing diverse classifications of intentional and unintentional injury, with disciplines from public health, medicine, social work, maternal child head, exercise science, law enforcement, highway safety, to urban and regional planning. Injury surveillance is necessary to identify patterns and types of injury to effectively quantify and design interventions to prevent injury and violence. Several problems exist: 1) Injury surveillance efforts are often challenged due to not having readily available injury data; and 2) Injury and violence prevention interventions are most effective when disciplines collaborate. But in many cases disciplines work separate but have similar goals, such as those serving individual families and those serving the public, a gap that can limit effectiveness of interventions.

The International Integrated Multi-Agency Injury Data System (IMIDS) will be presented to describe its objective to improve injury data collection in real-time and integrates multi-agency injury prevention services and prevention at the local, state and federal, and even international level injury data systems, including case management.

Learning Areas:

Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe at least two problems of injury surveillance. Identify two gaps in injury prevention. Explain the three process and networking phases of IMIDS. Synthesize how IMIDS can improve injury case management.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As an injury epidemiologist and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), with 13 years of experience in the public health profession. I co-lead the Injury Prevention Alliance of Los Angeles County; have a broad expertise in injury prevention, neuroepidemiology, health education, and development of community outreach prevention programs; and have led multidisciplinary injury prevention research and program teams; and part of ICANShare, a California company that developed software under ICAN Associates.
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.