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Out of the silos: embedding injury prevention into the Sustainable Development Goals

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Globally, unintentional injuries contribute significantly to

    disability and death. Prevention efforts have traditionally

    focused on individual injury mechanisms and their

    specific risk factors, which has resulted in slow progress

    in reducing the burden. The Sustainable Development

    Goals (SDGs) represent a global agenda for promoting

    human prosperity while respecting planetary boundaries.

    While injury prevention is currently only recognised

    in the SDG agenda via two road safety targets, the

    relevance of the SDGs for injury prevention is much

    broader. In this State of the Art Review, we illustrate how

    unintentional injury prevention efforts can be advanced

    substantially within a broad range of SDG goals and

    advocate for the integration of safety considerations

    across all sectors and stakeholders. This review uncovers

    injury prevention opportunities within broader global

    priorities such as urbanisation, population shifts, water

    safeguarding and corporate social responsibility. We

    demonstrate the relevance of injury prevention efforts

    to the SDG agenda beyond the health goal (SDG 3) and

    the two specific road safety targets (SDG 3.6 and SDG

    11.2), highlighting 13 additional SDGs of relevance.

    We argue that all involved in injury prevention are at a

    critical juncture where we can continue with the status

    quo and expect to see more of the same, or mobilise the

    global community in an ’Injury Prevention in All Policies’

    approach.

Authors


  •   Ma, Tracey (external author)
  •   Peden, Amy E. (external author)
  •   Peden, Margaret (external author)
  •   Jagnoor, Jagnoor (external author)
  •   Duan, Leilei (external author)
  •   Brown, Julie (external author)
  •   Passmore, Jonathon (external author)
  •   Clapham, Kathleen F.
  •   Tian, Maoyi (external author)
  •   Fazlur Rahman, A KM. (external author)
  •   Ivers, Rebecca Q. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • T. Ma, A. E. Peden, M. Peden, A. A. Hyder, J. Jagnoor, L. Duan, J. Brown, J. Passmore, K. F. Clapham, M. Tian, A. KM. Fazlur Rahman & R. Q. Ivers, "Out of the silos: embedding injury prevention into the Sustainable Development Goals", Injury Prevention Online First (2020)

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Globally, unintentional injuries contribute significantly to

    disability and death. Prevention efforts have traditionally

    focused on individual injury mechanisms and their

    specific risk factors, which has resulted in slow progress

    in reducing the burden. The Sustainable Development

    Goals (SDGs) represent a global agenda for promoting

    human prosperity while respecting planetary boundaries.

    While injury prevention is currently only recognised

    in the SDG agenda via two road safety targets, the

    relevance of the SDGs for injury prevention is much

    broader. In this State of the Art Review, we illustrate how

    unintentional injury prevention efforts can be advanced

    substantially within a broad range of SDG goals and

    advocate for the integration of safety considerations

    across all sectors and stakeholders. This review uncovers

    injury prevention opportunities within broader global

    priorities such as urbanisation, population shifts, water

    safeguarding and corporate social responsibility. We

    demonstrate the relevance of injury prevention efforts

    to the SDG agenda beyond the health goal (SDG 3) and

    the two specific road safety targets (SDG 3.6 and SDG

    11.2), highlighting 13 additional SDGs of relevance.

    We argue that all involved in injury prevention are at a

    critical juncture where we can continue with the status

    quo and expect to see more of the same, or mobilise the

    global community in an ’Injury Prevention in All Policies’

    approach.

Authors


  •   Ma, Tracey (external author)
  •   Peden, Amy E. (external author)
  •   Peden, Margaret (external author)
  •   Jagnoor, Jagnoor (external author)
  •   Duan, Leilei (external author)
  •   Brown, Julie (external author)
  •   Passmore, Jonathon (external author)
  •   Clapham, Kathleen F.
  •   Tian, Maoyi (external author)
  •   Fazlur Rahman, A KM. (external author)
  •   Ivers, Rebecca Q. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • T. Ma, A. E. Peden, M. Peden, A. A. Hyder, J. Jagnoor, L. Duan, J. Brown, J. Passmore, K. F. Clapham, M. Tian, A. KM. Fazlur Rahman & R. Q. Ivers, "Out of the silos: embedding injury prevention into the Sustainable Development Goals", Injury Prevention Online First (2020)

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom