Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Adoption of a model statute could help strengthen injury prevention explains Mel Kohn MD MPH, Public Health Director, Oregon Health Authority, in his Critical Opportunities presentation. This presentation was delivered at the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting.

The Critical Opportunities initiative of the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presents evidence and ideas for proposed legal and policy changes that can positively impact public health challenges. This presentation shares an idea and evidence, and includes the practical and political feasibility of implementing the proposed changes to laws and policies. Additional Critical Opportunities presentations can be viewed at