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Position papers from The Third National Injury Control Conference: Setting the national agenda for injury control in the 1990s, April 22-25, 1991, Denver, Colorado.
National Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Atlanta, GA: National Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, 1992 Apr; :1-530
This is the report of the seven injury control panels convened by the Division of Injury Control, National Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to assess where the field of injury control should be headed during the 1990s. The production of this report reflects the growing awareness of the public health impact of injuries and of the promise that this fledgling field offers for enhancing the health and well-being of the public. Injury control has experienced modest growth in resources and substantial impact since the creation of the injury control program at CDC, subsequent to the 1985 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, Injury in America *. In the NAS report, the authors noted that the breadth of injury control, defined as including prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation, requires coordination across many disciplines and jurisdictions. They also noted the need for coordinated leadership by CDC at the federal level. In a later report, the Academy reviewed the status of the CDC program and called for the development of an explicit national plan as part of this coordinated leadership. The production of this report with input by staff from 14 federal agencies and by hundreds of experts from a wide range of specialties attests to CDC's commitment to coordinating and catalyzing the injury control field. The position papers in this report represent the work of the contributing authors listed at the beginning of each paper who served on the seven panels during the past year and a half. While the recommendations reflect the best collection of the panelists' thoughts, they do not always represent unanimity. These opinions have been refined by an extensive written review process, as well as by discussion of their contents at the Third National Injury Control Conference, April 1991, in Denver. We, as chairpersons of the seven panels, trust that the ideas contained herein will be helpful to CDC in developing its national plan for injury control. We also expect that these position papers will go a long way toward achieving the coordination of injury control efforts at various levels of government. Our experience at the Third National Injury Control Conference in Denver has convinced us that the field of injury control shares not only common goals but a strategic plan for achieving these goals.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Accidents; Accident-prevention; Motor-vehicles; Substance-abuse; Age-factors; Surveillance-programs; Health-care-facilities; Back-injuries; Musculoskeletal-system; Eye-injuries; Brain-damage
OD; DSR; DSHEFS
Position papers from The Third National Injury Control Conference: Setting the national agenda for injury control in the 1990s, April 22-25, 1991, Denver, Colorado
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division