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Injury Prevention Repository

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the US, and the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 1 and 44. Almost 40% of these deaths are preventable. In addition, millions are left chronically disabled as a result of preventable injuries. The American Trauma Society is a dominant force in the effort to reduce the significant threat of preventable injuries, and to advocate for the increased presence of injury prevention professionals, also known as Injury Prevention Coordinators. Their addition to hospitals and trauma centers around the country is vital, as they work to make their communities aware of common, preventable injuries that are oftentimes geographically-specific. 

 

Our goal is to provide the resources professionals need to reduce preventable injuries and preventable deaths in their communities. Supplemented by information from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), and many other key resources, the following guide offers access to information and resources on injury prevention, injury prevention education, and the role of Injury Prevention Coordinators:     

 

   

Injury Prevention Coordinator Position

The role of an Injury Prevention Coordinator

   

Getting
Started

Education and data resources for
Injury Prevention Coordinators 

     

 Injury Prevention
Focus Areas

Preventable injury target-areas and prevention programs 

   

Program
Development

  Creating and implementing community-based programs

  

National Prevention Programs

Injury prevention programs on a national scale

 

Injury Prevention Partners

    Other organizations dedicated to injury prevention 

 


 

Upcoming Injury Prevention Event Calendar 

Stay up to date on injury prevention events around the country

 
 

 

 

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