Written by Vikash R. Keshri In-person conferences are an excellent way to get the vibe, feel the connection and get an update on the latest happening in our chosen field. Conferences are opportunities to expand our interests and refine and challenge our worldviews. For early and mid-career researchers or practitioners (EMCR), a conference can shape […]
Safe and Healthy Journeys to School for Children and Adolescents in Tanga, Tanzania
Written by George Malekela and Ayikai Poswayo Hasina is a fourteen-year-old student in Tanga who set off one morning – as she always did – on her walk to school. It was a warm humid day. She walked down the dusty dirt road, jumped over the wide-open drain, darted between a fast-moving car and sluggish […]
International Safety Media Awards
Recognizing the world’s best safety promotion and injury prevention media. Held in conjunction with the World Health Organization’s 14th Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference 27 till 30 Nov 2022 in Adelaide, Australia An opportunity to honor high quality and effective media Why don’t you enter the International Safety Media Awards 2022 […]
Global Drowning Prevention Day 2021: The start of a new era?
Written by Amy E Peden 1,2,3 and Richard C Franklin 2,3 School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia The 25th of July 2021 is the inaugural ‘World Drowning Prevention Day’. […]
SAVIR Journal Editor Session
During the 2021 the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) conference, Injury Prevention joined 4 other leading journals in a Journal Editor Symposium for student and early career professionals. During this session, each editor provided an introduction to themselves, their research background, and the journal they represented. After introductions, the session moved […]
Setting the foundation for using ICD-10-CM-coded data for injury surveillance and epidemiology
Renee L. Johnson, M.S.P.H., R.P.T.,1 Holly Hedegaard, M.D., M.S.P.H.,2 Emilia Pasalic, MPH,1 Pedro Martinez, MPH1 1National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 2National Center for Health Statistics Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control […]
Lessons from a child drowning reduction program in Bangladesh
Written by: Medhavi Gupta, PhD Candidate, Injury Program, The George Institute for Global Health Dhan, nadi, khal ai teen e Barisal – Paddy, river and canal are three components that make Barisal – a Division in the south of Bangladesh. In this rural region, the majority of homes are close to open water and fisherman […]
Should you ask your healthcare provider about driving after a concussion?
Authors: Kelly Sarmiento, MPH; Dana Waltzman, PhD; David W. Wright, MD Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For most of us, driving is part of our daily lives. While it can feel […]
You’ll be surprised to know what we still don’t know about drowning.
Authors: Erin Hamilton, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Richard Franklin, College of Public Health, Medical and […]
Where is Injury Prevention in the Sustainable Development Goals?
Written By: Tracey Ma and Amy Peden Effective action requires a strategy which encompass all activities and key players necessary to achieve desired goals and outcomes. Unfortunately, the world’s long-term strategy to address major global challenges such as poverty, environmental protection, health and wellbeing is missing a key component. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) unite […]