HA565 Unit 4 Discussion.docx - HA565 Health Information Management and Assessment Unit 4 Discussion Injury and Violence Prevention Prevent unintentional

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HA565 Health Information Management and Assessment Unit 4 Discussion Injury and Violence Prevention Prevent unintentional injuries and violence, and reduce their consequences. Injuries and violence are widespread in society. Both unintentional injuries and those caused by acts of violence are among the top 15 killers for Americans of all ages. Many people accept them as “accidents,” “acts of fate,” or as “part of life.” However, most events resulting in injury, disability, or death are predictable and preventable. The Injury and Violence Prevention objectives for 2020 represent a broad range of issues which, if adequately addressed, will improve the health of the Nation. Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44, and a leading cause of disability for all ages, regardless of sex, race/ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. More than 180,000 people die from injuries each year, and approximately 1 in 10 sustains a nonfatal injury serious enough to be treated in a hospital emergency department. Beyond their immediate health consequences, injuries and violence have a
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Unformatted text preview: significant impact on the well-being of Americans by contributing to: Premature death Years of potential life lost Disability and disability-adjusted life years lost Poor mental health High medical costs Lost productivity The effects of injuries and violence extend beyond the injured person or victim of violence to family members, friends, coworkers, employers, and communities. In the area of violence, there is a need to better understand the trends, causes, and prevention strategies related to: Bullying, dating violence, and sexual violence among youth Elder maltreatment, particularly with respect to quantifying and understanding the problem Overlapping causes of violence and the strategies that can prevent multiple forms of violence Injury and Violence Prevention. (n.d.). Retrieved November 4, 2019, from ....
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