Posts tagged "injury prevention"
Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

APHA member Celeste Monforton talks with us about worker health and safety as chronicled in the new edition of “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety."
Preventing harm from injuries and violence: a public health priority

Preventing harm from injuries and violence: a public health priority

The injury and violence prevention section, in the July issue of The Nation’s Health, covers a wide variety of topics and highlights efforts across the country to keep people safe.

April 28 news: Drugged driving fatalities, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, health care bill halted

Check out today's public health news for Friday, April 28, 2017.

Sept. 23 news: Falls prevention, drug resistant gonorrhea, life expectancy

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

Sept. 13 news: Soccer injuries, Connecticut battles opioids, mental health care at schools

Check out the latest public health news on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

August 1 news: UNICEF for breastfeeding, gun violence as a pandemic, Zika in Miami

Check out today's public health news on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
Healthy People 2020 talks violence among children, workplaces

Healthy People 2020 talks violence among children, workplaces

Violence and injuries were responsible for 181,000 deaths in 2010, roughly one every three minutes. Healthy People 2020, a federally-funded set of health-promotion and disease-prevention goals, aims to find the roots of this problem — and fix them.

Gaps in injury prevention becoming escalating public health crisis

As public health technology continues to progress, communities have more resources to ensure unparalleled personal safety. Unfortunately, findings from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are proving the old adage — that society’s worst enemy might be itself.

CDC report calls attention to burden of childhood injuries in US

The injury death rate among children in the U.S. dropped nearly 30 percent over the past 10 years. Despite the positive trend, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs report released today shows injuries remain the leading cause of death for youth.

NPHW panel explores role of alcohol in injuries, violence

During a National Public Health Week panel held Tuesday at Emory University APHA's Georges Benjamin and Linda Degutis, a former APHA president, addressed the role of "risky drinking" in violence.
A public health approach to preventing injuries and violence: Q&A with Linda Degutis

A public health approach to preventing injuries and violence: Q&A with Linda Degutis

As CDC's Injury Center celebrates its 20th anniversary, Linda Degutis, a former APHA president, reflects on the significant advances that have been made in the field of injury and violence prevention and her vision for meeting some of the challenges that lie ahead.