Other injury prevention areas addressed by UNC IPRC researchers include occupational injury, sports & recreational injury, and evaluation of youth suicide prevention programming. While not current emphasis areas, these are critical areas in the field of injury prevention.
SPORTS & RECREATIONAL INJURY
JUMP-ACL (Epidemiology of Jump Landing Movements and ACL Injury) focuses on human movement as a risk factor for ACL injury and combines an epidemiologic prospective cohort design with biomechanical motion and analysis assessment. The participants in the cohort are female and male cadets and midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, the US Airforce Academy, and the US Military Academy at West Point.
PI: Stephen W. Marshall, PhD.
Funding: National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Disorders; the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Translation of a Robbery and Violence Prevention Program to High Risk Businesses. Workers in the retail industry are at greatest risk for workplace homicide, and over two-thirds are these homicides are committed during a robbery. This study seeks to identify optimal, sustainable methods in which law enforcement can 1) recruit businesses to participate in an evidence-based robbery and violence prevention program and 2) achieve high levels of compliance to program recommendations.
PI: Carri Casteel, PhD, MPH
Funding: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Suicide Prevention: Evaluation of the NCDHHS Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative
This project is evaluating aspects of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services youth suicide prevention program, which is focused on increasing capacity in the state to identify youth at risk for suicide, and link them with mental health treatment.
PI: Susan Ennett, PhD, MSPH
Funding: NC Department of Health and Human Services, through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency
Evaluation of the How to be an ALLY Youth Suicide Prevention/Becoming an ALLY to LGTBQ Youth Program. This project will evaluate this statewide effort, including an eventual comparison group evaluation of the How to be an ALLY training.
PI: Susan Ennett, PhD, MSPH
Funding: NC Department of Public Instruction, through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
The Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP).
IPOP is designed to provide structured facilitation to states working on a public health policy issue as well as an opportunity to get feedback and support from peers working on a similar issue. The focus of the fall 2013 South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network group is on prescription drug poisoning. Each participant in the project will work to define an area of intervention within the topic of prescription drug poisoning, and through a guided process will develop a plan of action to move policy or systems change forward.