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 […]

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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’. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Beach lifeguards save lives with data – current status and future directions

Authors: William Koon, Andrew Schmidt, Ana Catarina Queiroga, Justin Sempsrott, David Szpilman, Jonathon Webber, Robert W. Brander. Article: https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2020/07/31/injuryprev-2020-043793.abstract?ct= What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of beach lifeguards? A particular Hollywood theme song? A bronzed Aussie from Bondi Rescue saving someone from a rip current? How about… data collector? Beach lifeguards, in addition to many other responsibilities, record lots of data related to their daily activities and beach conditions. This information not only guides beach safety operations but is also used by researchers who study beach […]

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