Special online issue of Injury Prevention

In a recent email, the editor of Injury Prevention, Brian Johnston, announced that in recognition of the Journal’s 20th Anniversary a special online issue was available. This features “some of the best papers in global injury prevention” that ordinarily would have been presented at the Safety 2014: the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety […]

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Mental Models in Injury Prevention

This month’s editor’s choice is Injury Prevention and Risk Communication: a mental models approach by Laurel Austin and Baruch Fischhoff. We’ve published this special feature (which is free online) to highlight an empirically-grounded, systematic approach to thinking about health behavior, behavior change and intervention design. I suspect many of us use a ‘mental models’ framework […]

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Disseminating and implementing injury prevention across cultures

The field of injury prevention enjoys a growing evidence base supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions to prevent or mitigate many common injuries. Unfortunately, access to these interventions, policy and products is often limited in low and middle income countries. Dissemination of these effective interventions is an important but neglected strategy to address the […]

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Studying Firearm Regulation and Suicide in Quebec: Joinpoint Regression

The August 2010 issue of Injury Prevention is available now. The editor’s choice for this month is “Firearms regulation and declining rates of male suicide in Quebec,” by Mathieu Gange and colleagues from the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. As always, the editor’s choice is freely available online. In their analysis, the authors […]

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Applying best practices in behavioural interventions to injury prevention

The Editor’s Choice in the April 2010 issue of IP is “A practical approach for applying best practices in behavioural interventions to injury prevention,” a special feature authored by Flaura Winston and Lela Jacobsohn, from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention in Philadelphia, USA. In this paper, the authors outline a practical approach for […]

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Traffic calming assessed by GIS

In the February 2010 issue of IP, the Editor’s Choice is “Using geographical information systems to assess the equitable distribution of traffic-calming measures: translational research.” This paper by Sarah Rodgers and colleagues complements the Advocacy in Action study currently underway by the same group. In the study, the authors used traffic calming data on almost […]

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