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Special Issue "Child Injury Prevention 2017"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017) | Viewed by 117107
Special Issue Editor
Interests: road safety; injury prevention; health promotion
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Special Issue Information
A Special Issue on child injury prevention in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), is being organized. For detailed information on the journal, I refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), child injuries are a global public health problem. In 2011, WHO estimates that over 630,000 children under the age of 15 were killed by an injury. Injuries are the leading cause of death in many countries for children after their first birthday. There is also high morbidity associated with childhood injuries: for every injured child who dies, there are several thousand children who live on with varying degrees of disability. A large proportion of the injuries (for example, drowning, burns, falls) occur in or around the home (WHO, 2015). As a result, the problem of injuries in childhood has drawn interest from preventionists as well as those in health care, including primary, secondary, and tertiary care in public health.
Researchers and practitioners have also been looking at advances in child injury epidemiology, helping to close the gap in data and prevention strategies. Developing strategies for reducing risk factors for children which predispose injury mortality and morbidity, and understanding the cost of child injury in terms of health expenditure are crucial in decreasing the full impact of child injuries in society. This Special Issue is open to the subject area of child injury prevention. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Prof. Dr. David A. Sleet
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Epidemiology of child injuries
- Cost of child injuries
- Child injury risk factors
- Health care approaches to prevention
- Motor vehicle injury prevention
- Health disparities
- Drowning prevention
- Poisoning and drug overdose prevention
- Pedestrian injury epidemiology
- Child maltreatment and abuse
- Child Falls and prevention
- Educational approaches
- Infrastructure approaches and the built environments
- Enforcement of laws and policies affecting children
- Program and intervention evaluation
- Comparative effectiveness research