Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Ranks 50 States for Risks


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their 50-State ranking of risk contributing to death and injury. It’s quite an eye opener to see how your home state ranks as well as to look at the states with better (or worse) rankings. Clearly, the safety and injury prevention policies are different from state-to-state and account for the state ratings. As I looked at some of the strategies for prevention such as: motorcycle and bicycle helmets, required use vehicle passenger restraints, robust DUI programs and youth concussion  I could easily understand how the ratings were derived.

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About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.
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