Injury and Violence Prevention

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APHA works with partners such as the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to bring national attention to the burden of injury and violence and employs a public health approach for its prevention and control. We recognize policy strategies are key in addressing injury and violence prevention at a population-based level as well.

These activities are a part of the Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems and Partnerships' work, which brings together several programs to educate, inform and communicate with the public health workforce.

What’s New?

What happens if we stop treating violence as a problem of crime and morality — and start treating it as a public health problem?

APHA's Georges Benjamin says the 2017 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws report "provides sound and sensible policy strategies and solutions that state legislators can initiate today."

APHA: We can build violence-free communities

"Better Collection of Injury Data Can Protect Worker Health" — APHA members speak out in Occupational Health & Safety

"Repeated Concussions: Time to Spur Action Among Vulnerable Veterans" — AJPH study

APHA testifies in support of the Occupational Health & Safety Administration's final rule to improve tracking of workplaces injuries and illnesses

"Personal Safety in Safe Routes to School: Addressing Violence and Crime in Your Community" — Report (PDF) and Fact Sheet (PDF)

More About Injury and Violence Prevention

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Injury and Violence Policy Evaluation Case Studies (PDF)

Injury and Violence Prevention Core Competencies (PDF)

Injury and Violence Prevention: Policy Lessons from the Field (PDF)

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