In a 1988 appraisal of the status and progress of the injury control program at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a National Academy of Sciences' Review Committee applauded the progress made by CDC in 3 years, including the competitive evaluation of research proposals and funding of 5 injury prevention centers and 31 demonstration projects. The committee made the following recommendations for further development of the CDC program: The CDC needs to gain institute status and appropriate funding to address research needs adequately. As the program grows, the organizational structure of the Institute should attain a balance of the five principal areas of injury control (epidemiology, prevention, biomechanics, acute care, and rehabilitation), assuring that CDC programs go beyond traditional public health approaches and identify the causes of injury as the key step toward effective control. CDC should continue the competitive evaluation and selection of research centers and demonstration projects, including State and outreach local programs, and should direct a major part of its injury control funds in this area. CDC should continue its cooperation with other Federal agencies and consider formal interagency coordination and joint funding of research. An advisory council should be formed to help guide the further development of the CDC program and devise a blueprint for future programs.

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  • Authors:
    • Viano, D C
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

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  • Accession Number: 00497038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM