Developing the Miami-Dade County Injury Surveillance System: Using surveillance to build community capacity for injury prevention

Judy Schaechter, Stephen Dearwater, Susan B. Uhlhorn

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Abstract

The Miami-Dade County Injury Surveillance System was created as part of a hospital-based injury prevention program associated with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. Initially the program utilized trauma center and mortality data to describe injury. However, as community programming and coalition-building developed, so did the demands on the surveillance system. Coalition partners and potential partners desired a more comprehensive and population-based system. As a result of the countywide approach and open access to results, the surveillance system has engaged new partners and leveraged additional resources to injury prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S20-S24
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume63
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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