Safety (and Health) in all Policies: Partnerships to achieve broader public health goals
Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
As the “Health in All Policies” movement continues to gain traction, it is imperative that safety be included in these discussions. For our citizens to be healthy, they must be safe and protected from both unintentional injuries and violence in homes, schools, workplaces, recreational areas, and in transit. Injuries and violence are significant public health problems that extort a heavy financial burden on society through costs related to health care, rehabilitation, and lost productivity. Furthermore, injuries and related stressors have been found to increase the rates of chronic disease, while fear of injuries and violence can diminish the effectiveness of chronic disease prevention strategies. For individuals, families and communities to be healthy, the public health focus must include injury and violence prevention. This session will highlight unique, cross-sector partnerships that are jointly undertaking key prevention efforts to accomplish shared public health goals including:
- State health departments working with healthcare systems to address chronic disease and injury/violence prevention through systems reform efforts
- A national safety organization’s efforts to improve on-and-off the job safety in addressing the epidemic of prescription drug overdoses
- A new initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create a culture of health through multi-disciplinary efforts to prevent violence.
Session Objectives: To list three real world examples of cross-sector collaboration to achieve safety and health in all policies.
To describe the importance of including injury and violence prevention within “health in all policies” approaches.
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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)