Summary of Activities supporting the Army Medicine 2020 (AM2020) Campaigns Injury and Violence Free Living Program, March 2013 July 2016
Technical Report,01 Mar 2013,31 Jul 2016
Army Public Health Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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Purpose To summarize U.S. Army Public Health Center APHC activities supporting the Army Medicine 2020 AM2020 Campaigns Injury and Violence Free Living Program. Execution In March 2013, APHC was tasked to oversee AM2020 Program 3-3.4 Injury and Violence Free Living. Two lines of effort LOE addressed unintentional e.g., transportation, workplace, fall-related and intentional e.g., suicide, domestic violence injuries. A primary focus of Unintentional Injury Prevention LOE 1 was to establish a Common Operating Picture regarding U.S. Army Medical Command MEDCOM unintentional injury prevention responsibilities, which are distributed across multiple Army regulations and disciplines. Intentional Injury Prevention LOE 2 activities focused on meeting established standards for suicide and suicidal behavior surveillance. Products Unintentional injury metrics and tools were developed for installation-level injury monitoring, communication of emerging injury prevention and physical performance optimization science to the field continued, and a MEDCOM Operational Order was published to organize installation-level medical input on injuries and establish routine coordination of injury prevention activities across the Army medical and public health enterprise. Intentional injury metrics were established to monitor data necessary to inform Army leadership of suicide rates and trends. Conclusion The AM2020 Injury and Violence Free Living Program provided data necessary for informed decision making and developed links between Army injury prevention partners across the medical and public health enterprise. The Army Medicine Campaign 2017 was released in November 2016 future APHC support of and initiatives related to injury prevention will be part of its Public Health Service Line.