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Untapped Potential: Innovations in Community-Academic Partnerships to Prevent Injury

July 21, 2010
(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD)

Eileen M. McDonald, MS
Associate Scientist and MHS Program Director
Johns Hopkins Children's Safety Centers
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Deputy Chief Raymond O'Brocki
Office of the Fire Marshal
Baltimore City Fire Department

In this presentation, Eileen McDonald and Dr. Frattoroli discussed:

  • The public health burden of fire injuries
  • The results of a national survey of prevention activities within the U.S. fire service
  • Case examples, and the challenges and benefits of academic/community partnered research

Chief O’Brocki’s presentation’s includes:

  • How U.S. compares to other modern technological nations in fire loss
  • Historical focus on fire suppression rather than fire prevention
  • Public /Private partnerships: cultural differences; challenges and opportunities



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