Injury and Violence Prevention News
1. New from MDH: Toward An Injury-Free & Violence-Free Minnesota: A Plan for 2010
What is your concern or interest in injury and violence prevention? This new plan focuses on these areas:
Injuries and deaths from home fires
Intimate partner violence
Motor vehicle crashes
Sports and recreation injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
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.
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2. Other recent publications of interest in injury and violence prevention
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
This tri-fold brochure has similar content to the poster. It is being distributed to buyers of new bicycle helmets.
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
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