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Injury and violence free living
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Injury and Violence Free Living Name Institutional Affiliation Injury and Violence Free Living Background and Significance of the Problem/Priority Area The National Prevention Strategy Plan which identified Injury and Violence Free Living as one of the priority areas has specifically noted that “reducing injury and violence improves physical and emotional health” (National Prevention Council, 2010, p.
The rate of unintentional injury deaths were noted to be 40.0 deaths per 100,000 population with 2007 as the baseline year and as much as 60.6% of children have been exposed and affected by violence, either directly or indirectly (National Prevention Strategy Indicators, n.d.). In this regard, the current discourse aims to investigate and explore this priority area in terms of providing details on evidence-based approaches to address injuries and violence in identified populations and communities. Evidence-Based Approaches to Addressing the Priority Area o Healthy and Safe Community Environments In a study written by Merzel & D'Affliti (2003), the authors have delved into evaluating 20 years of community-based programs to determine effectiveness in promoting healthy and safe community environments. According to their findings, “the evidence from the past 20 years indicates, however, that many community-based programs have had only modest impact, with the notable exception of a number of HIV prevention programs” (Merzel & D'Affliti, 2003, p. 557). ...
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