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Injury Prevention SUBCommittee

Mission

The Injury Prevention Committee is a multidisciplinary group of health care providers working to prevent injuries and violence throughout the Americas through the development and implementation of programs appropriate for the needs and resources of each country.

Vision

To be a leader in preventing and reducing injuries and violence throughout the Americas

Objectives

  • Characterize injury as a public health problem
  • Detail the impact of injury
  • Identify control strategies
  • Highlight the key elements of effective programs
  • Address obstacles and catalogue resources
  • Identify provider’s role in prevention

Educational Resources

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
For more than 20 years, CDC’s Injury Center has helped protect people from violence and injury. We are the nation’s leading authority on violence and injury prevention. We research the best ways to prevent violence and injuries, using science to create real-world solutions to keep people safe, healthy, and productive.

http://www.cdc.gov/injury/about/index.html

Link to order or download CDC resource materials on multiple injury and violence topics (some available in Spanish)
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/publications/index.html#general


Link to injury and violence prevention tip cards:  English/Spanish
http://www.vdh.state.va.us/ofhs/prevention/injury/resources.htm

Guidelines for conducting community surveys on injuries and violence (2004)

Links to short courses and webinars WHO link

PDF Publications and Resources WHO

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system. MORE


DISCUSSION FORUM

This is a forum for the committee members dedicated to exchange ideas, information, comments, and observations related to this committee.


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