By Abraham Bergman, MD Departments of Pediatrics of Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington I could not have had a more rewarding professional career. I joined the University of Washington pediatric faculty in 1964 and was based at two wonderful hospitals, Seattle Children’s for 18 years, and Harborview Medical Center for […]
Grenfell: a year on, here’s what we know went wrong | The Conversation
[SB] As injury prevention researchers, policymakers, and practitioners our work is most often successful when it isn’t noticeable – when safety measures are working and people are safe. As a result, our work is often rendered socially invisible until safety measures fail. The Grenfell Tower fire (June 2017) has, unfortunately and tragically, brought our oft-hidden or […]
International Safety Media Awards – call for entries
Using media to promote safety and prevent injuries I have been intrigued by how best we can use The Media and (multi)media itself to promote safety and prevent injuries ever since attending the Mayo Clinic Social Media and Healthcare Summit in 2015. At the time, I wrote here on the Injury Prevention blog: “Sometimes we need to advocate […]
I sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as “injury prevention”
[Sheree Bekker] Injury Prevention has had an exciting start to 2018 with Professor Roderick McClure beginning his tenure as Editor-In-Chief. If you have not yet done so, be sure to read his first editorial: Injury Prevention: Where to from here? To kick off this blog for 2018, I asked Rod a few questions about his vision […]
Would you choose difficulty accessing health-care?
Hopefully you would answer no to the question “Would you choose difficulty accessing health-care?” But that is the reality for Australians who live in the country. A recent survey of country folk regarding their access to health care, mental health and preventative health was undertaken as part of a collaborative project between the Royal Flying […]
There’s strength in numbers when it comes to injury prevention
This week marks the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week. As noted on the website, the focus is on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in […]
New free online Injury Prevention course
[Sheree Bekker] Dr Safa Abdalla contacted us with news of this new Injury Prevention course for those interested in public health, available as a free standalone self-study course on an open online courses platform. In this post, she and co-author Prof Richard Heller share more about its development, purpose, and content. This post was written by […]
Happy International Women’s Day 2017!
Today is International Women’s Day 2017, and while each and every one of us has our own experiences relating to this year’s theme, I thought I would share with you my own recent reflections on how I have been Bold for Change. I was honoured to share my experiences at the Graduate Women Queensland Sunshine […]
Meet Graham and Almost Impossible Cancer Spaghetti: The intersection between injury prevention and the arts
“The artist is distinguished from all other responsible actors in society — the politicians, legislators, educators, and scientists — by the fact that he is his own test tube, his own laboratory, working according to very rigorous rules, however unstated these may be, and cannot allow any consideration to supersede his responsibility to reveal all […]
Quantifying the burden of injury in ‘data-poor’ setting; a local-need- driven approach?
…global estimation efforts have produced country-specific estimates, stimulated country data hunts that fed data into their machinery and, in a few ‘data-rich’ countries, facilitated full burden of disease and injury assessments too. However, to date, injury burden estimates for the vast majority of ‘data-poor’ countries come from indirect estimation in these global projects. […]