Build & Manage an Injury or Violence Prevention Program

How to Build an Injury and Violence Prevention Program A joint work group of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Safe States Alliance have developed standards for a model local health department (LHD) injury and violence prevention (IVP) program.  The Standards and Indicators are presented as a description of what would exist in a model …

Design & Implement Injury Prevention Activities

Most planners will encounter situations where it is not feasible to use a model in its entirety or when it is necessary to combine parts of different models to meet specific needs and situations. What is most critical for injury prevention professional is a working knowledge of the basic steps that most planning models have in common. The Generalized Model …

Traumatic Brain Injury

“Let’s just say that life after my husband’s brain injury turned out very differently than we expected. We don’t have a husband or father who works full-time and understands all of life’s complex decisions, but we’ve made adjustments and learned how to cope.” A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or …