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The purpose of this blog is to foster public discussion about injury and violence prevention and response and gain perspectives of those we serve.

Select Month: April 2012

Stepping in for Child Abuse Prevention

Categories: CDC Injury Center, Violence Prevention

child - girlWe see and hear about violence and acts of violence every day.  Some of these events have become so common that we no longer notice them, or are desensitized to their impact.  Occasionally, an act of violence grabs our attention, and moves us to want to do something to change the situation.

Dr. Lee Annest: Why I Do What I Do at the Injury Center

Categories: CDC Injury Center, Motor Vehicle Safety

Guest Blogger: Lee Annest, Ph.D, MS  

Photo: Dr. Lee Annest

Dr. Lee Annest

You see crashes on the roads all of the time, but you don’t ever think it’ll actually happen to you.  My wife and I were driving down a crowded interstate in Atlanta a couple of years ago when a speeding car swerved and crashed into our van, and then we were hit by three other cars going 65 mph.   The fact that we walked away with only stiff necks and minor injuries seemed like a miracle….or was it?  We were wearing our seat belts and our van took the brunt of the impact because of good engineering and front and side air bags.  I do what I do at the CDC Injury Center because I believe that little things like wearing seat belts and air bags really do save lives, and I have good reason to believe. The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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