Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Effective Prevention
4th Annual Meeting of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University
722 West 168th Street, 8th Floor Auditorium
June 16, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Download Full Agenda (includes keynote speaker bios)
The conference was covered in an article in the Mailman School of Public Health’s Public Health Now news journal:
Injuries, including those caused by guns, are preventable
Reducing Suicide: The Means Matter Campaign
Keynote Speaker: David Hemenway, PhD
Suicide is the leading cause of injury death in the United States—more Americans die from suicide than from homicide, motor vehicle crashes, or unintentional poisonings. Many of the suicides are preventable. Indeed, it is possible to dramatically reduce the US suicide rate without changing anyone’s mental health or changing any laws. This talk will focus on how the Means Matter Campaign is translating injury science into prevention by working with physicians and first responders and finding common ground with groups that sometimes seem antagonistic to the public health method and findings.
Treasure Maps: Using Economic Evidence to Pinpoint Prized Prevention Investments
Keynote Speaker: Ted Miller, PhD
How costly is injury? What use are estimates of dollar savings from injury prevention? What programs are especially cost-effective? What do you need to assess the cost-effectiveness of your programs? How have communities used cost-effectiveness information to increase prevention funding? This session will address these questions, helping illuminate a proven path to prevention investment.
The Jess Kraus Award was presented to David Hemenway and Sara J. Solnick, in recognition of excellence in scholarship in their paper titled, “Children and unintentional firearm death,” by the Editorial Board of Injury Epidemiology.