Articles from SAVIR appearing in Injury Prevention
As part of SAVIR partnership with Injury Prevention, SAVIR Board of Director and members write
a "From SAVIR" column for each journal publication.
Catherine C McDonald, Frederick Rivara June 2015 Issue, Volume 21, Issue 3
When Super Bowl XLIX became the most watched programme in American history on Sunday, 1 February 2015, over 110 million people also viewed a commercial from Nationwide Insurance for their website and app, ‘Make Safe Happen’. Nationwide Insurance partnered with the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Worldwide to develop the tips and tools for caregivers for the ‘Make Safe Happen’ website and app.1 With preventable injuries being the leading cause of death in children, Nationwide Insurance aired the commercial and sought to start a conversation and build awareness around child safety and wellbeing.2 The content of the Nationwide Insurance commercial and messaging to the public on the topic of childhood injury prevention was edgy, thoughtprovoking, controversial and even disturbing to some.
Using health impact assessments to advance the field of injury and violence prevention ents to advance the field of injury and violence prevention
Keshia M Pollack, Marjory L Givens, Gregory J Tung
Injuries remain a leading cause of death and disability globally. A growing body of evidence shows that decisions made in sectors such as transportation, housing and urban planning affect injury risk. Health impact assessment (HIA) is a pragmatic process to identify the potential health risks and benefits of proposed policies and to inform decision-making. HIAs help policymakers broadly weigh the trade-offs of proposals, for which health risks including injury and violence might not otherwise be fully recognised or addressed. The aim of this article is to describe HIA and its application to the field of injury and violence prevention.
Jonathan Purtle, Rose Cheney, Douglas J Wiebe, Rochelle Dicker April 2015, Volume 21, Issue 2
The American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Committee on Trauma recently released Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2014. Now in its sixth edition, Resources enumerates the criteria that US trauma centres must satisfy to achieve ACS verification. Of particular relevance to the field of violence and injury research is Chapter 18, entitled ‘Prevention’. Among the many changes is the addition of criterion 18-5, which states: “Level I and II trauma centers must implement at least two programs that address one of the major causes of injury in the community” (p. 141). Violence is a major cause of injury in the communities served by urban trauma centres,2 3 and thus violence is likely to be the focus of many new programmes established to satisfy the criterion. This presents an opportunity to integrate violent injury research into practice as most trauma centres will adopt existing models of hospital-based violence prevention.