Data & Surveillance
The book provides fast access to facts for benchmarking costs and creating safety programs. Environmental, health, and safety staff will find this an indispensable tool for current occupational, motor vehicle, home, community, state and international injury statistics on deaths and nonfatal injuries and the associated costs.
The third webinar of the Children’s Safety Network’s Community of Practice on integrating infant and child injury prevention into programs and services for expectant parents takes an in-depth look at both fatal and non-fatal injury data for infants and children ages 0 through 4. George Bahouth, director of CSN’s Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center, explains this data with particular emphasis on injury mechanisms, including consumer product-related incidence and cost data for this age group.
The New England Injury and Violence Prevention Research Collaborative (NEIVPRC) and the Northeast and Caribbean Injury Prevention Network (NCIPN) presented this conference on October 24, 2012.
Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center/ University of Connecticut
Each EMS for Children State Partnership performance measure on the National Resource Center’s website is now individually cross-linked to the Health Services and Resources Administration’s Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) database. The DGIS contains the most recent reporting data for each performance measure. Data is supplied in aggregate form only. Note that due to the size of the DGIS database, it may take up to 30 seconds for aggregate data to appear.
What is included in the manual?
Injury Prevention: What Works? A Summary of Cost-outcome Analysis for Injury Prevention Programs (2012)
Summarizes the incidence and cost savings of interventions to prevent injuries due to motor vehicles, impaired driving, open-flame/burns, and violence. Also includes cost savings realized by health/miscellaneous services and substance abuse prevention prevention.
Although rates have declined in recent years, motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) remain a leading cause of injury death in the United States (1). In 2009, a total of 34,485 MVC deaths were reported among U.S. residents, and 22% of those who died were aged 15–24 years. MVCs were the leading cause of death for that age group, which represents approximately 14% of the total U.S. population (1).
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Handbook Helps Physician Practices Implement Interactive Preventive Health Records
A new AHRQ handbook offers practical guidance to physician practices on the implementation of interactive preventive health records (IPHRs). The handbook is based on the lessons learned from implementation using electronic health records (EHRs) from three different vendors at 14 different physician practices. An Interactive Preventive Care Record: A Handbook for Using Patient-Centered Personal Health Records to Promote Prevention provides practical steps when integrating IPHRs as components of EHRs.
Experts spoke to the importance of data and the various ways that public data can be used to monitor and create policy to address youth violence and injury trends. There is a full archive of the live program as well as a program transcript.
This report presents final 2009 data on U.S. deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, and trends by selected characteristics such as age, sex, Hispanic origin, race, state of residence, and cause of death.