Injury and Violence Prevention News

Winter 2008-09
In this issue:
1. New from MDH: Toward An Injury-Free & Violence-Free Minnesota: A Plan for 2010
2. Other recent publications of interest in injury and violence prevention

1. New from MDH: Toward An Injury-Free & Violence-Free Minnesota: A Plan for 2010

PDF Version (With charts - PDF, 2.3MB)
Microsoft Word Version (DOC, 1.0MB)
Appendix B Charts (XLS, 250KB)
What is your concern or interest in injury and violence prevention? This new plan focuses on these areas:

Bicycle injuries
Child maltreatment
Firearm injuries
Injuries and deaths from home fires
Intimate partner violence
Motor vehicle crashes
Sexual violence
Sports and recreation injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Youth violence
The plan was created by Minnesota individuals and organizations with expertise in these aspects of injury and violence prevention. Experts from state agencies and nonprofit organizations provided input, and five advisory committees reviewed the plan. To access a specific topic area or chapter in the PDF, use the "bookmark" link in the upper left corner. Each chapter includes national and Minnesota data, a statement of the problem, prevention strategies, and resources for additional information.
For printed copies, contact Doug Palmer,

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2. Other recent publications of interest in injury and violence prevention

Promoting Better Health for Minnesotans with Disabilities: Ending Exclusion
This is Minnesota's state plan, funded by CDC, to promote health for people with disabilities and to prevent secondary conditions. MDH facilitated development of the plan, working with 20 agencies and organizations that serve or advocate for people with disabilities. Chapters focus on access to health care, mental health, abuse prevention, and employment, as well as infrastructure changes needed to accomplish the strategies. To access a specific chapter in the PDF, use the “bookmark” link (upper left corner).
This plan also is available in hard copy; contact Doug Palmer,
The Promise of Primary Prevention: A Five-Year Plan To Prevent Sexual Violence and Exploitation in Minnesota: Executive Summary
Funded by CDC, this is Minnesota's state plan to prevent sexual violence. This brief summary outlines the six goals and selected strategies from the full plan, which will be posted on the Injury and Violence Prevention Web site. The summary tells readers how they can be involved in implementing the plan.
Imagine … our lives without sexual violence or exploitation.
This brochure defines sexual violence and its effects, lists the six goals of the prevention plan, and suggests things readers can do and say to prevent sexual violence.
Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota
The state's first-ever report on the estimated economic impact of rape and other forms of sexual assault - almost $8 billion in 2005, including medical and mental health care for victims.
Minnesota Facts on Traumatic Brain Injury, 2008
This fact sheet includes a definition of traumatic brain injury (TBI), current state and national data on its prevalence, trends, leading causes, long-term outcomes, and prevention tips.
Getting Better After Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion
Use this brochure to learn how to live with a traumatic brain injury. Review the checklist of symptoms that may help your doctor to diagnose a concussion or traumatic brain injury. The brochure has been translated into:
Bicycle Helmets: Make Sure They Fit
Colorful cartoon poster helps children and parents fit helmets correctly, to prevent 85% of bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries. The brochure has been translated into:
Before you get on your bike with your new helmet...
This tri-fold brochure has similar content to the poster. It is being distributed to buyers of new bicycle helmets.
Charting: The Invisible Role of Physicians in Injury Prevention
Pocket card guides health care professionals in writing notes on patient charts to document both unintentional injuries and abuse.

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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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Minnesota Department of Health
PO BOX 64882
ST PAUL MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-5484

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