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
- injury prevention
- public health
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