Training and State Infrastructure (see Chapter 7)

  • Strengthen the state infrastructure in injury prevention by development of core injury prevention programs in each state's department of health.

  • Expand training opportunities for injury prevention practitioners by the relevant state and federal agencies (e.g., NCIPC, NHTSA, MCHB, NIOSH) in partnership with key stakeholders (e.g., STIPDA).

Federal Recommendations (see Box 1 and Chapter 8)

  • Expand NHTSA's investigator-initiated research program, conduct periodic and independent peer review of its research and surveillance programs, and provide training and research support to sustain careers in the highway traffic safety field.

  • Strengthen CPSC's capacity to conduct product safety research.

  • Implement the NORA research priorities for traumatic and other injury-related occupational injuries by NIOSH working in collaboration with other federal partners; give higher priority to injury research.

  • Support a greater focus on trauma research and training at NIH and elevate NIGMS's existing trauma and burn program to the level of a division.

  • Support by NIJ for the prevention of violence, especially lethal violence, and establish new institutional training grants for violence prevention research at academic institutions.

  • Establish an ongoing and open process for refining NCIPC's research priorities in the areas of biomechanics, residential and recreational injuries, and suicide and violence prevention, in close coordination with its stakeholders and federal partners.

  • Expand training opportunities for injury prevention practitioners and researchers with NCIPC support.

  • Support the development of core injury prevention programs in each state's department of health by NCIPC, and provide greater technical assistance to the states.

  • Nurture the growth and development of the public health effort in injury prevention and treatment by NCIPC through information exchange, collaboration with injury practitioners and researchers, and leveraging available resources to promote the effectiveness of programs and research.

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Baker SP, O'Neill B, Ginsburg MJ, Li G. 1992. The Injury Fact Book. New York: Oxford University Press.


CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 1991. Update: Years of potential life lost before age 65—United States, 1988 and 1989. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 40:60–62.



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