State and Local Responses to Children's Injuries: The Massachusetts Statewide Childhood Injury Prevention Program

Susan S. Gallagher, Katherine P. Messenger, Bernard Guyer

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Abstract

This paper identifies problems facing effective injury prevention, including the lack of media and professional attention, poor data systems on epidemiology and prevention of injuries, inadequate prevention strategies, and hampered implementation. As a partial solution to these problems, efforts are described for increasing the involvement of agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, especially those devoted to maternal and child health. One program, the Massachusetts Statewide Childhood Injury Prevention Program, is described to illustrate the role of one lead agency for designing and implementing a strategic plan for injury prevention that can overcome the obstacles noted. General perspectives are outlined for approaching injury prevention through state and local maternal and child health programs. 1987 The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-162
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Social Issues
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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