Posts tagged "injury prevention"

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.

The Colbert Report features violence prevention documentary

“Violence interrupter” Ameena Matthews, featured in the upcoming, award-winning documentary “The Interrupters,” talked with Stephen Colbert, host of the Colbert Report, during last night’s episode.
Q&A with Karen D. Liller

Q&A with Karen D. Liller

Read Public Health Newswire's latest interview with Karen D. Liller, PhD, editor of the second edition of Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, and Advocacy as she discusses some important considerations when it comes to injury among children and youth.

APHA participates in CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds

APHA’s Georges Benjamin joined a panel of experts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday, entitled “The Science Base for Prevention of Injury and Violence.” Tuesday’s session is part of a series of webinars the CDC will host this year, each with its own focus on a particular...

Female drivers at greater risk of injury, says new study

Female drivers experience greater vulnerabilities when involved in motor vehicle crashes, according to a new study published online yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers say the lack of tailoring of safety designs toward women may be to blame.