Friday, November 10, 2017

Rural Hub webinar to discuss accidental deaths in rural America

In conjunction with National Rural Health Day, the Rural Health Information Hub will hold a free webinar called "Injury Prevention and Control in Rural America — Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series." The 90-minute webinar will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Unintentional injury is one of the five leading causes of death in the United States; the rate of unintentional injury is 50 percent higher in rural areas, which makes rural residents more likely to die from these injuries than their urban and suburban counterparts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently highlighted the rural-urban health disparities in three injury-related causes of death in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Rural Health Series: motor vehicle deaths and seat belt use, suicide, and drug overdose.

In this webinar, CDC researchers will discuss their findings, examine factors contributing to these disparities, and provide tools and resources to help close the gap.

Featured speakers will be:

  • Arlene Greenspan, Associate Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC. 
  • Asha Ivey-Stephenson, Behavioral Scientist/Epidemiologist, Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), NCIPC, CDC.
  • Karin Mack, Associate Director for Science, Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration, NCIPC, CDC.
  • Laurie Beck, Epidemiologist, Transportation Safety Team within the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC.

Click here to register or for more information about the webinar.

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