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Developing a global research agenda on violence and injury prevention: a modest proposal
  1. Andrés Villaveces1,2,
  2. Ann Christiansen3,
  3. Stephen W Hargarten3,4
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2Injury Prevention Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  3. 3Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  4. 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  1. Correspondence to Andrés Villaveces, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, 137 East Franklin Street, CB7505, Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7505, USA; avillav{at}unc.edu

Abstract

The need for the development of a global injury prevention research agenda is examined. Literature was reviewed in public health and selected policy strategies outside of public health that address the development of research agendas both for specific injury topics as well as for other health related areas; the benefits of creating a global research agenda are highlighted. There are examples of successful strategies where the development of a global research agenda on an injury specific topic has improved knowledge and prevention activities in that subfield. There are also examples that consolidate larger health topics and follow an agenda. Such efforts can benefit from wider governmental and institutional support. It is concluded that the development of a global injury prevention research agenda focused on collaborative efforts and with emphasis in implementation and dissemination research could be a useful tool to improve the quantity and quality of research in the field.

  • Research agenda
  • global
  • injury prevention
  • international
  • public health

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  • Funding US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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