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NCJ Number: 156499 Find in a Library
Title: Plan for the Prevention of Injuries in Hawaii
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of Health
Injury Prevention and Control Program
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Dept of Health
Honolulu, HI 96814
Sale Source: Hawaii Dept of Health
Injury Prevention and Control Program
1350 S. King Street
Suite 206A
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
Type: State Plan
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a public health perspective, this report describes the nature and extent of injuries caused by accidents, violence, and suicides in Hawaii and presents a plan for effective prevention.
Abstract: The discussion notes that intentional and unintentional injuries are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among all age groups in the State, but most injuries can be prevented. The greatest risk for violent injury and death, particularly for women and children, is from family members and persons in the workplace. From 1989 through 1994, a total of 338 people were killed with firearms in the State; 207 of those people committed suicide. The Department of Health is committed to injury prevention and control as a priority public health issue. The most effective public health efforts involve assessment, policy development, and assurance. Community involvement is crucial to effective prevention and the efficient use of both public and private resources. The plan recommends specific actions to reduce domestic assault, workplace violence, and suicides in the State.
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Firearms deaths; Hawaii; Suicide prevention; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
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