Injuries are the leading cause of death in young people up to age 24 and a major cause of long-term disability. Injuries are preventable; they are not accidents. Injuries can be analyzed in terms of a chain of causation and public health interventions can be devised to interrupt the chain at various stages. In this assignment, you will research two types of injuries that are affecting the U.S. population and what public health officials are doing to interrupt the chain of causation.
- Identify two (2) types of injuries that are plaguing the U.S. population and give a history of those two injuries.
- When did the injury first become a top killer in the U.S.? How is it impacting the U.S. population today?
- What is currently being done to decrease the prevalence of this injury?
- What is the socioeconomic status of the people with this injury and why is that an important consideration in evaluation and treatment of this specific injury?
You may need to perform additional research beyond your textbook to address a one or more of these questions. If you use outside resources, other than your textbook, please be sure to cite your source(s) and list the URL(s) as applicable. Also note, Wikipedia is not an acceptable source. Cite your sources using APA style.
An appropriate length to complete this assignment is approximately one to two pages.