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- Actively promote the discipline of injury control research,
- Proactively collect and disseminate injury control research findings.
- Partner with organizations to produce educational materials that educate the public and policymakers,
- Develop new liaisons with other public and private organizations,
- Increase the visibility of injury control research and prevention efforts,
- Translate SAVIR research products into meaningful education for policymakers and other stakeholders.
- Develop and promote with Research!America an editorial product communicating the positive effect of research on the “cost of injury”.
Coordinate SAVIR’s responsibility as a partner in the planning and implementation of injury related scientific programs and conferences including: the organization of the abstract review processes, suggestions of program subjects, recruitment of speakers, and the design of program formats.
The charge of the Organizational Development Committee is to create an organization inclusive of researchers working in diverse fields and their research instututions. The Organizational Development consists of two subcommittees: Sustainability and Membership.
- Coordinate SAVIR fundraising efforts
- Seek opportunities for SAVIR partnerships, collaborations, and activities
- Maintain a list of injury professionals and contact with updates on a regular basis
- Identify individuals, foundations and industry partners to help meet SAVIR goals and contact on a regular basis
- Contact relevant public leaders to educate them of SAVIR and its mission
- Obtain a Champion to speak on SAVIR issues
- Develop and disseminate a compelling case statement regarding SAVIR activities and accomplishments
- Develop a SAVIR financial report for use in grant applications
- Increase and sustain SAVIR membership
- Develop plans to recruit researchers, research centers, and organizations as active members.
- Promote inclusion of a diverse membership in SAVIR and the field
- Douglas Wiebe, Co-Chair
- Carri Casteel, Co-Chair
- Recommend scientific policies/research priorities,
- Take proactive measures to advise federal agencies (e.g., NCIPC, MCHB, NHTSA, TRB, IOM) and other public organizations (e.g., foundations, automotive safety associations, consumer product manufacturer’s associations) regarding their scientific direction as it relates to injury and violence control policies, practices, documentation of injury, and research methodologies,
- Initiate and foster relations between SAVIR and research communities.
- Provide advice to NCIPC about development of research center assessment measures,
- Improve channels for dissemination of research products,
- Facilitate review and comment about the NCIPC’s research agenda,
- Recommend peer review procedures (e.g., to evaluate grants and cooperative agreements),
- Provide comments about public and private injury research related funding.
- Joel Fein, Co-Chair
Bernadette Callahan Hohl, Co-Chair
- Offer research seminars and conferences addressing the scope and multi-disciplinary nature of the field,
- Oversee the development of joint SAVIR/STIPDA training-related activities.
- Assess the training needs of current and future injury and violence prevention and control researchers (e.g., development of training inventories),
- Provide advice to public and private organizations about the training of injury and violence prevention and control workforce (e.g., participate in TRB-related transportation workforce safety training, advise medical and public health curriculum standard setting organizations),
- Partner with STIPDA to plan for national initiatives for training future injury control professionals (e.g., NTI).
- Partner with STIPDA to develop financial support for a training program for violence and injury prevention leaders and practitioners.
- Develop templates of sample lectures for use by faculty responsible for training in the fields of injury and violence,
- Develop communication resources for use among injury and violence research faculty.
- Marianna Garretson, Chair
- Nominate potential candidates for election to open Director seats
- Receive Director nominations for open seats on the Executive Committee