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Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2012;19(3):192-7. doi: 10.1080/17457300.2012.705302. Epub 2012 Jul 17.

The research group, the conference programme and academic training in safety promotion - a report of the activities at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

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Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.


The research group was established in 1967 at Lund University and moved to Karolinska Institutet in 1980. Work began with epidemiological studies of all injuries in the local community in support of various experimental local interventions. An important element was the creation of 'surveillance systems' in healthcare. The work resulted in the establishment of a WHO Collaborating Centre and an international safety-building programme called 'Safe Communities'. In parallel, training at both master's and doctoral level and the building of a conference programme were embarked upon. The research group consists of three sections. Specific efforts are being made by some countries to address their own injury problems.

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