Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

Welcome to the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section! Our Section embraces all professionals interested in unintentional injury, violence, emergency health services and emergency preparedness.

At over 550 members and growing, our Section works to advance injury prevention and control research, training, advocacy, policy and programming. We are a multidisciplinary Section that includes experts in epidemiology, medicine and research within a wide range of injury issues, from intentional to unintentional injuries impacting every segment of the population. We are invested in training and supporting the next generation of advocates and practitioners in our field. Join our Section to get more fully engaged with issues critical to your work, to network with colleagues and to enhance opportunities to present your work.
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Short on time? You can still be more involved in our Section:

Respond to an advocacy alert.
Post field-related information or opportunities on your online community/listserv.
Write an article for our Section’s News & Events page.
Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
Review abstracts.
Join a committee (advocacy, communication, membership, etc.)

Contact Jacob Kopp to learn more.
Jacob Kopp

History


Note: This document was revised 11/23/2020 for this Section. If you’d like the entire paper you can download it by clicking on the pdf icon. We have printed a small part of it below in this post:

Shaping the Millennium: Applications to Leadership Systems

Leslie Fisher, MPH Executive Leadership Coach and Mentor

Archivist Emeritus, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section, American Public Health Association

Former Assistant Director, Research and Policy Development, Office of Public Health Management, New York State Health Department

Acknowledgements

Many editors and reviewers of professional journals and books have looked at earlier drafts of this seven-part historiography; I have thanked them for their comments. Also, appreciation to Kathleen Carlson, Kimberley Freire, Jenn Taylor, Motao Zhu, Janet Holden, Maggie Gunnels and David Lawrence, ICEHS Section, APHA, for leading that this MS was published by the Section; Dr. Sandor Schuman, University at Albany, SUNY for his most patient friendship for combining my earlier texts, figures and tables into a single document; Dr. Barry Pless, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Ms. Anara Guard, then with EDC, MA.; Ann Postore, University at Albany, SUNY, for their review of earlier MSS, advice and assistance on word processing and their constructive critiques. And to University at Albany, State University of New York, Drs. Mark Raider, Chair and Historian, and Joel Berkowitz, Professor, Judaic Department; Kendra Smith Howard (History of Public Health in the United States course Fall 2011 ) and David Hochfelder (The Gilded Age course, Fall 2011; History and Future, 2016), Assistant Professors in the History Department; and Mr. Dan Gremmer and Ms. Monica Schurr, The University Writer’s Center, English Department (for advice on editing); to Drs. Arthur Brenner, History Department, Sienna College, Loudonville, NY; Steven Berk, History Department, Union College, Schenectady, NY for inspiring historical concepts; and from University at Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, Professors Carol Whittaker and Dwight C. Williams, Public Health Leadership Institute, for their many lectures on leadership which I attended and participated. Thanks to the University at Albany, Interactive Media Center and to Dr. Nancy Nachreiner, UMN, for web technical supports. To Anara Guard, then with NSPC, and Dr. David Sleet, CDCP, for entries on “Safety First” and for his ongoing support and encouragements to document the past, present and potential future histories of our field. Thanks to Sue Baker, JHSPH, for suggesting this historiography for the www.

Key Words: Public health protection, child safety, child injury prevention, childhood injury, injury prevention, safety, history.

The opinions are mine alone and do not necessarily represent any one else, nor any group nor organization.

See related detailed commentaries on the history of injury prevention leadership, some at Archivist Attic in ICEHS Newsletters, at icehs_section@connect.apha.org (at archives and at communications) and Section Members have web access to APHA ICEHS Section library archives.

Figures 2 a-d cited on pages 14-17 are reproduced by permission from John Wiley and Sons, Inc which cannot be further reproduced in any form with out permission of John Wiley and Sons, Inc. I have applied those figures as one of my key global system theses for the application of the history of injury control leadership, specifically from: Quinn, R.E. Beyond Rational Management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1988. Reprinted by Permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. NY, NY. (Permission granted to me on March 27, 2003). Leslie Fisher, MPH 97 Union Avenue, South Delmar, New York 12054 fisher166@verizon.net

© Registered 2010 2014, Leslie Fisher. All rights reserved. No parts of this commentary may be reproduced, transmitted by any means, nor stored without written permission from the author.

1st edition See ICEHS Sec Newsletters2001-2004, ICEHS Library Archivist Attics. Several larger reviews consolidated later and reproduced for this e-book 10/11/11

2nd edition 12/26/17

3rd edition…12/28/18

4th edition …3/18/19

5th edition April 7, 2020

6th edition 6/6/20 __ updated 11/22/20 by Kathleen Carlson

Permissions granted to APHA History Project to reproduce, transmit and store: 10/11/11

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Present Day

The Injury Control and Emergency Services Section embraces all professionals and trainees interested in unintentional injury, violence, emergency health services and emergency preparedness. Professional members form the U.S. and throughout the world bring a global perspective to the work on the Section. Our membership reflects the diversity of the field:

  • • Epidemiologists, educators and public policymakers
  • • Specialists in emergency medicine, acute care, rehabilitation and disaster preparedness
  • • Injury control practitioners in state and local health departments
  • • Researchers and academicians
  • • Students, fellows and trainees
  • • Direct health service providers
  • • Biomechanical engineers, administrators and attorneys

What We Do

  • Promote the exchange of knowledge and experience through:
    • • scientific programs at the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition;
    • • workshops, roundtable discussions, continuing education and training courses;
    • • methodological advances in injury science;
    • • approachable expert speakers;
    • interactive poster sessions;
    • • offering current information on injury, violence and data issues of national significance via bi-monthly electronic newsletters;
    • • networking socials; and
    • • advocating for key issues in the field.

     

  • Recognize scholarship, leadership and service by:
    • • presenting annual awards to outstanding students and professionals; and
    • • supporting promising students and early-career professionals with APHA scholarships.

How and What We Advocate

  • Our Section embraces student participation. Students are invited to join a committee of interest, co-chair a committee, run for elected office, participate in advocacy issues, and write articles for the Section newsletter. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of all Section activities as a way to get to know, work with and be mentored by injury and violence prevention professionals.
  • Thanks to the work of our Development Committee and our generous donors, our Section offers scholarships to students to support APHA membership, attendance to the APHA Annual Meeting, and attendance at our annual awards dinner.
  • Our Section presents an annual award for best student paper, to foster and reward quality research efforts among students involved in the field. Awardees have the opportunity to fast-track their papers to publication in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. This award is generously supported by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety.
  • The Section’s Presidential Road Safety Scholarship Fund supports students for outstanding contributions to injury research. The program is made possible with contributions from leading national and international injury prevention and road safety organizations, including AAA Foundation, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Make Roads Safe-The Campaign for Global Road Safety.

How We Engage Students

  • Our Section embraces student participation. Students are invited to join a committee of interest, co-chair a committee, run for elected office, participate in advocacy issues, and write articles for the Section newsletter. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of all Section activities as a way to get to know, work with and be mentored by injury and violence prevention professionals.
  • Thanks to the work of our Development Committee and our generous donors, our Section offers scholarships to students to support APHA membership, attendance to the APHA Annual Meeting, and attendance at our annual awards dinner.
  • Our Section presents an annual award for best student paper, to foster and reward quality research efforts among students involved in the field. Awardees have the opportunity to fast-track their papers to publication in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. This award is generously supported by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety.
  • The Section’s Presidential Road Safety Scholarship Fund supports students for outstanding contributions to injury research. The program is made possible with contributions from leading national and international injury prevention and road safety organizations, including AAA Foundation, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Make Roads Safe-The Campaign for Global Road Safety.