Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention

  • Lynda S. Doll
  • Sandra E. Bonzo
  • David A. Sleet
  • James A. Mercy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard W. Sattin, Phaedra S. Corso
      Pages 3-19
    3. Lynda S. Doll, Janet R. Saul, Randy W. Elder
      Pages 21-32
  3. Effective and Promising Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Unintentional Injury

      1. Laurence Z. Rubenstein, Judy A. Stevens, Vicky Scott
        Pages 37-53
      2. Ann M. Dellinger, David A. Sleet, Ruth A. Shults, Caryll F. Rinehart
        Pages 55-79
      3. Linda Quan, Elizabeth E. Bennett, Christine M. Branche
        Pages 81-96
      4. Lynne J. Warda, Michael F. Ballesteros
        Pages 97-115
      5. Julie Gilchrist, Gitanjali Saluja, Stephen W. Marshall
        Pages 117-134
    3. Violence Prevention

      1. Deborah A. Daro, Karen P. McCurdy
        Pages 137-155
      2. Denise C. Gottfredson, Erin L. Bauer
        Pages 157-181
      3. Kerry L. Knox
        Pages 183-201
      4. Daniel J. Whitaker, Charlene K. Baker, Ileana Arias
        Pages 203-221
      5. Paul A. Schewe
        Pages 223-240
      6. Karl A. Pillemer, Katrin U. Mueller-Johnson, Steven E. Mock, J. Jill Suitor, Mark S. Lachs
        Pages 241-254
  4. Cross-Cutting Intervention Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Catherine E. Staunton, Howard Frumkin, Andrew L. Dannenberg
      Pages 257-275
    3. James A. Mercy, Karin A. Mack, Malinda Steenkamp
      Pages 277-294
    4. Ralph W. Hingson, Monica H. Swahn, David A. Sleet
      Pages 295-310

About this book


Injuries kill and maim millions each year, and seriously impact the lives of countless loved ones. Yet until recently they’ve been considered a random, normal part of life. Preventing injuries, on the other hand, requires not only effective communication with the public, but also a reliable framework for creating and evaluating suitable interventions.

The Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention is the first book to address both halves of this challenge, reviewing evidence-based intervention programs in depth so professionals can identify successful, promising, and ineffective (and potentially harmful) prevention strategies. Over fifty experts present the current landscape of intervention methods - from risk reduction to rethinking social norms - as they address some of the most prevalent forms of accidental and violent injury, as well as emerging areas.

- Overview chapters examine the social and economic scope of unintentional and violent injury today

- Extensive literature review of specific intervention programs to prevent violence and injury

- Special chapters on childhood injuries, alcohol-related accidents, and disasters

- "Interventions in the Field" section offers solid guidelines for implementing and improving existing programs

- Critical analysis of issues involved in delivering programs to wider audiences

- Helpful appendices list relevant agencies and professional resources

This dual focus on intervention and application makes the Handbook a bedrock text for professionals involved in delivering or managing prevention programs. Its what-works-now approach gives it particular utility in the graduate classroom, and researchers will benefit from the critical attention paid to knowledge gaps in the field. It is a major resource for any reader committed to reducing the number of incidents just waiting to happen.


Public Health epidemiology health prevention prevention strategies trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynda S. Doll
    • 1
  • Sandra E. Bonzo
    • 1
  • David A. Sleet
    • 1
  • James A. Mercy
    • 1
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNational Center for Injury Prevention and ControlAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b136518
  • Copyright Information Springer US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-85769-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29457-5
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