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Injury Grand Rounds from the CDC

Tuesday, January 17th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering the next in their Grand Rounds series: The Science Base for the Prevention of Injury and Violence. The live webcast will also be archived for 48 hours after the event. And if you’re interested in CEs, you can register for them here.

From the site:

Worldwide, 5.8 million people die each year from injuries. More than 180,000 fatal injuries occur in the U.S. alone. Motor vehicle crashes, falls, homicides, suicides, domestic violence, child maltreatment, and prescription drug overdoses are just some of the tragedies we hear about every day that affect us all, regardless of sex, race, or economic status. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death for people in the U.S. between the ages of 1 – 44. Beyond the toll these tragedies take on the lives and health of people, there is also a significant economic and societal burden – every year more than $400 billion is spent on medical expenses and lost productivity due to injuries. While many people accept these events as “part of life,” most events resulting in injury, death or disability are predictable and therefore preventable.

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will explore the role of public health in the prevention of injury and violence, and provide a comprehensive picture of the science of injury and violence that has been used to develop and implement solutions such as suicide prevention programs in Oregon and the adoption of the .08 blood alcohol limit for U.S. drivers. The session will also look at future public health challenges and opportunities in reducing the number of preventable tragedies caused by injury and violence.

Presented By

Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN

Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC

Presentation – Injury and Violence Prevention: Building the Science Base and the Role of Public Health

Melvin Kohn, M.D., M.P.H

Director and State Health Officer, Oregon Public Health Division

Presentation – Using Surveillance to Drive Interventions: Suicide Prevention in Oregon

David A. Sleet, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,

Associate Director for Science, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention,

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC

Presentation – Using Evidence to Inform Policy: The Case of 0.08 BAC Laws in the United States

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FNAPA, FACEP (E), Hon FRSPH

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Presentation – The Next 20 Years: Challenges and Opportunities for Injury and Violence Prevention