Prevention of Childhood Drowning: A Review of Current Community Interventions and their Effect on Recreational Drowning Mortality in Children
UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: University of Texas Medical Branch
Accidents are the leading cause of mortality in American children today. Accidental death by drowning is the second-most common cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14 and the leading cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. This Capstone project consists of a systematic review of literature for community-based interventions that address childhood drowning. While these may work anywhere the focus of this review is on U.S. and Texas Gulf coast communities and on specific community programs developed to decrease drowning risk in children.
Matthew H. Hoefer
JOURNAL / PUBLICATION
Gulf of Mexico