Dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe

As injury prevention researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers, we are all aware that falls are an important public health issue. Today I wanted to profile a novel approach to preventing falls. Dr Helen Hawley-Hague of the University of Manchester is the Scientific Coordinator of ProFouND, the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination, and she has shared with […]

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Concern for prehospital care/ambulance services

I spent last week travelling in Adjumani district (located in Northern Uganda) as part of an exercise in improving the quality of immunization data through support supervision and mentor-ship. This required us as a team to visit as many of the health facilities in the district as possible. Due to the limited sources of our […]

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More background on our blogging team

Blog 3: So today I wanted to share some more background on our blogging team. As an applied social psychologist, I find this information very interesting indeed! What excites you about being part of the Injury Prevention social media editorial team?   Sheree Bekker: The invaluable conversation that has sprung up around scholarly work through the […]

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More background on our new blogging team

Today I will share more about our blogging team members. Blog 2: Explain your injury prevention research and interests. Sheree Bekker: My research investigates safety promotion and injury prevention policy and practice within community sport in Australia. I have a particular interest in dissemination and social marketing. The overall purpose of my research is to allow […]

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Choking: Super scary when you are the victim

Today I am writing more of a sharing-scary-experience blog, and some of my findings after a quick stickybeak on the internet. Last night with my evening meal, I had corn as one of my 2-and-5 (for those outside Australia, a public health promotion encourages each Australian to eat two serves of fruit and five serves […]

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Preventing injury by attending to the injured

I came across a paper summarising the efforts of an osteoporotic fracture liaison service over the period of one year (July 2008-June 2009) which I thought may be of interest to readers of the Injury Prevention blog. Now at first glance this may seem more like injury treatment, rather than injury prevention, however as Vaile, Sullivan, Connor, […]

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