Injury and Violence Prevention News

October 2002
In this issue:
1. Injury-Related Mortality, 1990-1999
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's What's New in Injury Prevention?
3. Injury and Violence Prevention-Related Fact Sheets on the Web
4. Violence Prevention Information Sharing Group

1. Injury-Related Mortality, 1990-1999

The first-ever analysis of injury-related mortality in Minnesota. View the mortality databook, which reveals striking disparities by racial/ethnic group, gender, age, and rural/urban residence. Want to get coverage in your own area? Note the county-by-county tables, and use the information to supplement and rewrite the statewide news release for your local media. Yes, the databook is a lot to digest. To summarize and highlight the data, we created a factsheet. For a printed copy, contact us.

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2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's What's New in Injury Prevention?

What's New in Injury Prevention contains a wealth of information and resources, including grant opportunities. Take a look at the current issue and see subscription information if you want to get updates.

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3. Injury and Violence Prevention-Related Fact Sheets on the Web

View some of the best websites we have discovered from other organizations and agencies, including several CDC agencies, the Minnesota Safety Council, and Multi-Cultural Educational Services. It also lists websites on abuse, falls among seniors, and seat belt use. The list is attached below.

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4. Violence Prevention Information Sharing Group

Some of you already are on the distribution list for this new service compiled by Deb Trombley, who works with both Health Education and Injury and Violence Prevention at the Minnesota Department of Health. The newsletter contains news of funding opportunities and other developments in violence prevention, especially focusing on youth issues. You can be added to the distribution list by contacting Deb Trombley.

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Also see > National Center for Injury Prevention & Control (NCIPC), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the latest injury prevention news at the national-level.


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Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
PO BOX 64882
ST PAUL MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-5484
injury.prevention@health.state.mn.us

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