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Richard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez, Gene W. Matthews, Mark Rothstein, and Karen Foster

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.001.0001

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

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(p.506) Chapter 21 INJURY PREVENTION
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Law in Public Health Practice
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Daniel D. Stier

James A. Mercy

Melvin Kohn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0021

This chapter focuses on legal tools for preventing and controlling unintentional injuries and injuries resulting from interpersonal violence. Broadly speaking, laws—including administrative rules authorized by legislation—can be used to prevent injuries by providing legal authority to engage in the public health practice of injury prevention and control, including injury surveillance and injury-prevention programming; and to regulate personal behaviors or environmental factors that cause injury, and imposing liability for injuries. Because the field of injury prevention and control is so broad, application of the law to injury is illustrated through selected examples.

Keywords:   public health practice, legal practice, injuries, injury prevention, injury surveillance

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