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Fischer P. 2014. Distracted and dangerous: Helping states keep teens focused on the road. Washington, DC: Governors Highway Safety Association, 55 pp.

Annotation: This document provides a snapshot of current research and data on distracted driving among adolescents, and discusses how states are using this and other information to reduce its incidence. The report focuses on legislative, enforcement, and educational initiatives at the state and local level, and discusses national policies and programs specifically targeting novice driver distraction.

Contact: Governors Highway Safety Association, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 722, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 789-0942 Fax: (202) 789-0946 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Community action, Motor vehicles, National initiatives, Public policy, Research, Risk taking, State programs

Ragland DR, Orrick P. 2011. Transportation and health: Policy interventions for safer, healthier people and communities. [Washington, DC]: Partnership for Prevention; Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, ca. 110 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the effects of transportation policies on public health in three key areas: motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities; community design and active transportation; and the environment and environmental public health. In its analysis, the report describes which of the transportation policies can have immediate, mid-term, or long-term effects (for example, it explains how Installing streetlights and new sidewalks can have positive effects that are felt immediately. while creating boulevards for bicycles is more likely to bring about positive change over time). The information has been compiled to help shed light on the health effects of transportation policy and is intended to assist policy makers in identifying appropriate policy solutions, as well as informing other stakeholders (including the general public).

Contact: Partnership for Prevention, 1015 18th Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-0009 Fax: (202) 833-0113 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Design, Environment, Motor vehicles, Policy, Policy development, Public health, Transportation

Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center. 2005. Childhood injury: Cost and prevention facts. Landover, MD: National Public Services Research Institute, Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center, irregular.

Annotation: This fact sheet series present data and analysis on the cost and prevention of childhood injury. Topics include bicycle helmet use, child safety seat use, injury prevention counseling by pediatricians, poison control centers, sobriety checkpoints, and speed limits, Definitions of data types, incidence-based vs. prevalence-based costs, and resource vs. productivity costs are provided. References are also included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Bicycle helmets, Bicycles, Car seats, Children, Costs, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Poisoning, Speed, Statistics, Traffic injuries, Unintentional injuries, Young adults

Posner M. 1995. Putting Partnerships into Practice: Strategies for Injury Control and Highway Safety Collaboration—Conference summary. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes the proceedings of a conference held September 24, 1994, in Sacramento, California, which was sponsored by the National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives and the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association. The participants included officials from state highway safety agencies, public health services injury prevention programs, and emergency medical services; the conference focused on ways to foster interagency collaboration to reduce the duplication of efforts and to develop consistent strategies to promote injury prevention. The proceedings summarize the various sessions, panels, and workshops; the results of the conference evaluation and a list of follow-up activities are also included. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Governors Highway Safety Association, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 722, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 789-0942 Fax: (202) 789-0946 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Conferences, Emergency medical services, Injury prevention, Interagency cooperation, Motor vehicles, Policy development, Public health agencies, Public policy, Safety programs, State agencies, Traffic safety

Children's Safety Network. 1994. Building safe communities: State and local strategies for preventing injury and violence. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 190 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides descriptions of injury prevention projects implemented in several states. These projects were carried out by state and local departments of health, and by other health/injury-related entities. Interventions cover 12 specific injuries and two overarching contributing factors—firearms and alcohol. For each project, the manual describes the problem, the project objective(s), components, maternal and child health (MCH) role, resources needed, lessons learned, and evaluation. These cases represent concrete examples of what has been tried, what has worked, and what has not. The case studies are indexed by age group protected, by primary target audience, by state, and by MCH setting. Appendices include nine key injury prevention activities for state MCH agencies, and a sample case study format. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available for loan.

Keywords: Alcohol, Assault, Bicycles, Burns, Case studies, Correlates of injury, Drowning, Evaluation, Family violence, Firearms, Homicide, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Occupational injuries, Playgrounds, Program development, Residential injuries, Sexual abuse, Sports, Suicide

Christoffel KK, Scheidt PC, Agran PF, Kraus JF, McLoughlin E, Paulson JA. 1992. Standard definitions for childhood injury research. [Bethesda, MD]: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines classifications and definitions of variables used in childhood injury research as developed at a conference held March 20-21, 1989 by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The report is intended as a tool for those involved with injury control efforts of various types. The broad areas addressed are grouped by demographic descriptors (age, race/ethnicity, region, socioeconomic status) and by the leading causes of child hood injury morbidity and mortality (motor vehicles, burns, drowning, falls, head/spine injury and violence). Each injury outline lists the range of factors potentially relevant to E-codes. Appendices list E-code groupings, references and conference participants.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: Document Number: NIH 92-1586.

Keywords: Burns, Children, Correlates of injury, Data collection, Data sources, Demographics, Drowning, External cause of injury codes, Falls, Head injuries, Injury prevention, International classification of diseases, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Population surveillance, Public health agencies, Research, Spinal cord injuries, Unintentional injuries, Violence

Trauma Foundation. 1991. An advocate's guide to the cost of injury in the United States. San Francisco, CA: Trauma Foundation, 40 slides.

Annotation: This scripted presentation was adapted from a report entitled "Cost of Injury In the United States: A Report to Congress, 1989" which was prepared by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Johns Hopkins University at the request of Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It provides some data on injury types and causes, with motor vehicles and firearms accounting for 50 percent. The information presented illustrates that beyond social and emotional costs, injuries have a devastating economic price. Six areas of injury are discussed: motor vehicles, firearms, falls, poisonings, drownings, and fire and burns. The guide presents information from this report in graphic form in order to provide useful tools to advocates who will explain the economic consequences of the problem of violence in the United States.

Contact: Trauma Foundation, San Francisco General Hospital, Building One, Room 300, San Francisco, CA 94110, Telephone: (415) 821-8209 Fax: (415) 821-8202 E-mail: Web Site: $95.00.

Keywords: Advocacy, Advocacy, Audiovisual materials, Burns, Costs, Drowning, Falls, Firearms, Fires, Injuries, Injuries--types, causes, agents, Injury prevention, Injury severity, Injury surveillance systems, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Poisons, Resources for professionals, Slides, Statistics, Tobacco, Training materials, Trauma care

Ross LH. 1991. Administrative license revocation for drunk drivers: Options and choices in three states. Washington, DC: American Automobile Association, 49 pp.

Annotation: This study reports the experience of three states: Minnesota, Delaware and New Jersey, that have had administrative revocation laws for more than six years. The study focuses on these states' experiences with the process of passing and funding these laws, the problems found in implementing and maintaining the system, and attempts to resolve these problems. It also provides an evaluation of the deterrent success of these laws. This report is based on interviews with safety officials, license-system administrators, state and local police officers, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and trial and appellate judges in the three states. Tables, charts, a list of references and a technical appendix are included.

Contact: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 607 14th Street, N.W., Suite 201, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-5944 Fax: (202) 638-5943 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Alcohol use, Data, Delaware, Impaired driving, Minnesota, Motor vehicles, New Mexico

Children's Safety Network. 1991. Child Health Day 1991: A selected annotated bibliography. [Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health], 31 pp.

Annotation: This annotated bibliography includes items recommended by members of the planning committee for Child Health Day 1991. Sections of the bibliography address overviews of injury issues; injury data; program components (overview, program development, advocacy, coalition building, and training); and injury types and causes (overview, bicycles, child care, drowning, falls, firearms, fire/burns, motor vehicles, occupational injuries, pedestrians, playgrounds, sports, toys, and violence). The bibliography also contains resource lists. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (703) 625-7802 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHE014.

Keywords: Advocacy, Bicycles, Burns, Child Care, Children, Coalitions, Curricula, Data, Directories, Drowning, Educational materials, Falls, Firearms, Fires, Health observances, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Occupational injuries, Pedestrians, Playgrounds, Program development, Sports, Toys, Traffic safety, Violence

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 1990. Youth risk behavior survey. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control, 4 items.

Annotation: This 75-item questionnaire was developed as part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) System established by the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Adolescent and School Health. The YRBS System uses a school-based survey to monitor the incidence and prevalence of priority health risk behaviors among youth (grades 9–12) in six categories including: (1) behaviors that result in intentional and unintentional injuries; (2) tobacco use; (3) drug and alcohol use; (4) sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintentional pregnancy; (5) dietary behaviors; and (6) physical activity. State and local departments of education may use all or parts of the 75-item questionnaire to conduct the YRBS. Additional background information includes: an overview of the YRBS question rationale, a three-page handout on commonly asked questions about the YRBS, and a flow sheet outlining the YRBS System Behavioral Delineation and Instrument Development Process.

Contact: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-29, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, Telephone: 800-232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Contact Phone: (404) 639-3824 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent nutrition, Adolescent pregnancy, HIV, Injuries, Motor vehicles, National surveys, Physical fitness, Population surveillance, Risk assessment, Risk factors, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sports, Substance abuse, Violence

Miller CA, Fine A, Adams-Taylor S. 1989. Monitoring children's health: Key indicators. (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 164 pp.

Annotation: This book reviews trends in child health and provides data on children's health for hospitals, advocacy and community services organizations, public health agencies, and schools. The book describes 12 indicators of child health and reviews the health and policy implications of each: inadequate prenatal care, low birthweight infants, infant mortality rate, inadequate immunization status, growth stunting, elevated blood lead levels, non-motor vehicle accident fatalities, births to school-age mothers, suicides, motor vehicle accident fatalities, iron deficiency anemia, and child abuse and neglect.

Contact: American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-3710, Telephone: (202) 777-2742 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child abuse, Child health, Children, Evaluation, Health policy, Health services, Health statistics, Infants, Motor vehicles, Statistics, Suicide, Trends

U.S. Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General. 1989. Surgeon General's Workshop on Drunk Driving: Background papers. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 260 pp. (OSAP prevention library; no. 1)

Annotation: The background papers in this volume were commissioned to provide a foundation for and launch the discussion of the expert panels of the workshop. The authors presented state of the art in the different fields and describe the various attempts throughout the country and world to prevent alcohol-impaired driving. The topics were alcohol beverage control policies, mass communication effects on drinking and driving, epidemiologic perspectives on drunk driving, controlling injuries due to drinking and driving, the effectiveness of legal sanctions in dealing with drinking drivers, issues in the enforcement of impaired driving laws, transportation and alcohol service policies, injury control, youth impaired driving, problems among Native Americans and Alaska Natives, drunk driving among blacks and Hispanics, treatment, and citizen advocacy.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advertising, Advocacy, Advocacy, Alaska natives, American Indians, Blacks, Business, Consumer education, Criminal justice system, Data, Epidemiology, Hispanic Americans, Impaired driving, Industry, Injury prevention, Intervention, Law enforcement, Legislation, Mass media, Media campaigns, Motor vehicles, Outreach, Policies, Political systems, Prevention, Rehabilitation

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control. 1988. Public health surveillance of 1990 injury control objectives for the nation. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 37(SS-1):1-68,

Annotation: This issue of "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: CDC Surveillance Summaries" presents information charting the progress toward the 1990 Injury Control Objectives for the Nation. In each article, surveillance data are used to monitor the nation's progress toward a specific objective. Nine surveillance summaries address the following topics: deaths from motor vehicle-related injuries, deaths due to injury in the home, deaths from falls, drownings in the United States, hospitalizations due to tap water scalds, deaths from residential fires, unintentional firearm-related fatalities, homicides among black males, and suicides among persons 15-24 years of age. The problems impeding further progress and the steps necessary to attain the objective are also discussed. The summaries were developed to describe and clarify the injury problem, and to stimulate additional interest in applying surveillance methods to the field of injury control.

Keywords: 1990 Objectives for the Nation, Drowning, Falls, Firearms, Fires, Homicide, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Population surveillance, Scalds, Statistics, Suicide

New England Network to Prevent Childhood Injuries. 1988. Slide script, keep our teens safe. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, 6 pp.

Annotation: This script and accompanying slides discuss adolescent injuries and the characteristics which put adolescents at high risk for injuries. This overview explores the developmental aspects of adolescent injuries. The most common causes of injury death among adolescents—motor vehicle or motorcycle injuries, homicide, suicide, and drowning—are discussed. Causes of injury which result in hospital admission and emergency room care are also included. The script suggests actions that professionals and parents can take to reduce injuries to 13-19 year olds. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 969-5979 E-mail: Web Site: Out of print.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Drowning, Homicide, Injuries, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Motorcycles, Suicide, Violence prevention

Trinkoff AM, Teret SP, Rattiner JL, Baker SP. 1983. Enlisting health departments in highway safety programs. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Springfield, VA: distributed by National Technical Information Service, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report concerns a project designed to determine the level of state health department involvement in highway safety activities. Content activities under study were: child passenger protection, motorcycle helmet laws, alcohol and impaired driving prevention, and emergency medical services. These were observed in cluster groups of states. Also a look was given to the fifty-five mile per hour speed limit. A look was taken at cooperative agencies within the state to gauge implementation efforts, at barriers to cooperation, and recommendations on overcoming barriers.

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 Contact Phone: (703) 487-4650 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: DOT HS 806 531.

Keywords: Emergency medical services, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Intervention, Legislation, Motor vehicles, Occupant restraints, Policy statements, Program development, State health agencies, Transportation injuries

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Special report to the U.S. Congress on alcohol and health. Rockville, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, triennial.

Annotation: This report describes current progress in research on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Topics covered include epidemiology, genetics and environment, neuroscience, medical consequences, fetal alcohol syndrome and other effects of alcohol on pregnancy outcome, adverse social consequences, diagnosis and assessment of alcohol use disorders, prevention, early and minimal intervention, and treatment.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries; some editions available from the web. Document Number: DHHS (ADM) 87-1579 (6th), DHHS (ADM) 90-1656 (7th), DHHS (ADM) 281-91-0003 (8th).

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Age, Alaska natives, Alcohol use, American Indians, Attitudes, Blacks, Blood alcohol concentration, Brain injuries, Codes, College students, Community programs, Costs, Counseling, Crime, Demographics, Domestic violence, Drowning, Drug use, Education, Environment, Epidemiology, Ethnic groups, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Gender, Genetics, Hawaiians, Homeless persons, Industry, Injuries, Intervention, Legislation, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Motorcycles, Older adults, Pedestrians, Pregnant women, Prevention, Psychology, Questionnaires, Race, Railroads, Regulations, Seat belts, Social learning, Trauma


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.